The reason was that I wanted to photograph the Golden plower in the first light, well up in Redmires I went to the place where they usually tend to stick to.
I lay down at the edge of the heather, and covered me with camouflage, then it was only to wait for the birds. But unfortunately the birds didnt show upp this morning.
So after 1.5h I gave up because I thought the light was already too hard, so I went back to the reservoars instead and tried to shoot something there.
It was quite a lot of movement but because I just walked around, it is difficult to get as close I want to the wildlife.
But I managed to get pretty close to a Mistle Thrush which has never happened before. It looked pretty worn out and I guess they are busy with the young ones right now, there were many birds that looked worn out.
I also heard that the Tawny Owl was active even though it was rather late this morning so I tried to sneak up on it which was not going well, it flew away to a safer place.
But one bird I was amazed to see and it was a bullfinch they are in the area but is not very common, unfortunately, long distance and manual focus, which is not any really good. Well it was nice to get out the early morning despite the fiasco with Golden plower.
Here are some pics from this morning:
|Nice red color in the morning sun|
|Cotton grass early in the morning|
|Cute white rabbit|
|Bullfinch/Domherre sitting in the dark forest|
|Lesser Spotted Woodpecker/Mindre hackspett|