Over two weeks since we got back form Scotland and I have a MASSIVE backlog of photos to edit having documented our trip in three hits. I really have tried to cut them down and have, from 264 to 40-something, but there's always so much I want to show you. As far as Nikon vs. Fuji is concerned, I'm a convert. Sorry Fuji. I can't believe the Nikon has picked up all the flies around the Buzzard I took in a tree last week; I didn't even know they were there and tried to clean them off the computer screen thinking OB had been mucking it up again. I'll put these in categories......birds first. A few more of that Buzzard at 7.30am.
And a different Buzzard on a cloudier day:
Kestrel scanning the landscape from Middle Tor:
Meadow Pipit hovering:
Sparrow at the feeding station
Female GS Woodpecker:
Blue Tit; aren't those feathers amazing?
Siskin with a feather that needs pulling out:
Sparrow juvenile alone......
..........then there were two......
Meadow Pipit. I just love photographing them:
Number 3 playing with this year's first foal, Will:
The latest foal, Dot. I hope the black dot remains:
Sleeping in the sun up at Kestor:
Another new one since going away, Zorro:
Scut sleeping early one Sunday morning:
Number 3 punching above his weight. He attempted to mount this very large mare......it didn't go well for him:
Diamond again with his mum:
Scut and Jack:
Diamond scratching.....a lot:
A bit of landscape before.....
Some sheep and lambs:
Including these twins and their mum:
At about 4.30pm last week when going up to feed Trigger, I disturbed this Roe Doe feeding in the long grass. She stopped at the field boundary for a minute before bounding off:
I caught this beetle (possibly a Dor Beetle?) just as it opened its wing casings to fly off:
Sunshine makes everything in the garden look beautiful. Columbines:
So much seems to have happened over the last couple of weeks and I will catch up eventually. It's OB's sports day tomorrow which he isn't looking forward to as usual. He's qualified for the high jump again this year, but by default since two children were away. Not as glorious as last year and straight in cold tomorrow after 12 months not doing it. I have so much stuff I need to do and seem to be chasing my tail all the time. On a positive note, OB's Great Ormond Street Hospital appointment has come through for July 10th so we'll have to stay overnight and take him out of school for a couple of days.
Better get on. Only an hour and a half before bed and I have so much STUFF to do. So, until next time, where more restraint might be shown in the photo department, here are the dogs back on their patch. have a good rest of the week and welcome to some new followers!