Tuesday, 8 March 2016

First Adders of 2016

Despite the weather I have managed to keep the trend of seeing Adders before the start of March. I went to a Yorkshire site and saw a total of 6 males newly emerged from their winter hibernation. I took these pics with a 300mm lens as it is important at this time of year not to disturb them as their fat reserves are low and they can't afford to expend unnecessary energy fleeing from humans. Along with Matt I have also had a bit of success photographing owls and after talking to a local farmer may know of the nesting barn of a pair of Barn Owls, he said it is the first time in 40 years he has had these lovely birds on his farm.
My little winter feeding station as also started to get a few more birds but has been no where near as good as last time I set it up, the Bullfinches seem especially shy this time.

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