Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Hare and there tonight

A break from the Norfolk postings after a trip around the lanes tonight. I didn't get out of the car and we only went maybe three miles but it is surprising how many species you can see.

Parking up a couple of times it sometimes doesn't take long to get interesting views. For example watching hares in a field and suddenly you are aware of Lapwings taking to the air and then see a Kestrel in low, seen off by Lapwing and a small bird chasing it off! Perhaps a finch.

The highlight for me was a Hare relatively close to the car, the last shot is full frame.

We then saw a young Skylark in a barren dusty field, there was also Goldfinch and Sand Martins sat (fleetingly) in the area the later catching insects.


Lynmiranda said...

Hi Mike, lovely pictures of the hare:-)

Little Brown Job said...

Lovely shots of the Hare Mike. I've not seen one this year, must be walking round with me eyes shut! No shortage of rabbits though.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Lyn & Paul
We seem to have good numbers around I am pleased to say but regretably they have a very difficult time during the shooting season. Hares can actually be shot anytime but the main problem is when the beaters are out for the pheasants and anything that moves.

Anonymous said...

The car makes a great hide Mike and you got some gooduns!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Roy

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
Gorgeous the sequence with the hare is!!! Wow, I would have like to get it, and the light is wonderful on it... Truly a awesome observation and some great shots there... Well done.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Chris I was well pleased to get the shots.
I might print the last shot large size, mabe A3+.