A female Ptarmigan from Cairngorm. I saw more than 200 Ptarmigan this week on the tops but surprisingly for a confiding species this was the only bird that allowed approach. I wonder whether shooting pressure is causing this timid behaviour.
4 November 2014
Looking down on the autumnal canopy of a Beech forest.
23 October 2014
Now the easterly winds enjoyed here on the east coast have turned westerly bird excitement has died away. The last hurrah came at the weekend when on Sunday at Walsey Hills this Long-eared Owl sat patiently while its many admirers clicked away. This image taken with the Nikon V1 and adapter on my 400 mm f2.8 lens.
Another image from this years rut taken at sunrise.
1 October 2014
In a country light on big mammals it is nice to get out at dawn and hear big Red Deer stags bellowing. My recently acquired 80-400 zoom proved very useful for this shoot.