Monday, 17 May 2010

Messingham Sand Quarry

















During our brief visit on Saturday I was privliged to see these fledged Long Tail Tits in a close to a waymark path. The shots are a bit noisy due to the high ISO under the trees but they are beautiful little characters. I love the red eye ring.

Also record shot of a bat flying at noon feeding on insects, I am not sure what species, do you know? I have never seen them flying in the day although a chap says it is not uncommon when they are hungry after a cold spell. Not a great shot, I had a few goes and it got straight over head many times. It's a tatty character with the hole in its wing.

9 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

That bat is awesome, and the Long-tailed Tits.

Chris said...

Beautiful post Mike and the long tailed tits are wonderful. But as Bo said, the bat shot is awesome ;-)

Roy said...

Great shot of the Bat Mike whatever species it is. The young LTTs look very nice and make good images, as their colour is slightly different to the adults.

sopijani said...

Hello Mike!
Great Long-tailed Tit pictures.
The bat looks like a Common Noctule (Nyctalus noctula). For comparison here are a picture from me:
http://sjfoto.hu/mammals/090916_nycnoc.html
All the best,
Jani

Linda Yarrow said...

Lovely images of the young Long-tailed tit. Interesting picture of the bat, quite a surprise to see one out in daylight.

The Early Birder said...

Sweet youngsters Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks everyone. A great site that we mean to visit again soon.

Claudia said...

wonderful

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for visiting Phillip