Roe Deer at Sheriffmuir (2013)

FWN took a ride up to Sheriffmuir and were delighted to spot four Roe Deer in the long grass, we quickly got out a camcorder and managed to film them as they made off and jumped the fence in the distance.

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Fuji FinePix S2980 14 Megapixel Digital Camera

 

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Swan Diary #9 – Herons

 

PHOTOS

Bike next to Pond

The day started well as I was cycling along the dirt path on my journey to the pond, a young Rabbit cut across the path.The weather was a vast improvement of the past few days as blue skies were appearing in early morning.

Sparrow on fence

As I got nearer the pond I spotted a few Sparrows look for food in the nearby field, so I stopped and took some photos.

Swallows and Sand Martins on telephone wires

All along the telephone wires I could see Swallows and House Martins sitting and taking off to skim the tops of the field while

Sand Martins

 The constant ‘chatter’ of these amazing little birds is what always reminds me of summertime.

3 Herons in the field

I was amazed to see, at first two Herons in the far field, until I scanned the horizon and then I counted three, then as I scanned left and right I spotted another two .That was five altogether, I,ve only ever seen one on various rivers.

Gulls on fence near far pool

Even the gulls were resting all along the fencing.

Moorhen feeding chick

As I threw some food to the Moorhen I watched it swim to the far reeds to pass it on to one of its chicks.

Moorhen Chick

The chick then dis-appeared back into the safety of the reeds

Buzzard

As I cycled home , again (like last week) I came across a Buzzard on some telephone wires. I stopped and took out my binoculars and watched fascinated, as it dropped into the field, out of sight for a moment, then taking flight with a vole in its clutches.

Buzzard

 

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Optus Spotting Scope

Optical Type: Porro Optics

Glass Material: Bk-7

Coating: Fully coated, blue

Magnification: 20x – 60x

Field of View: 29./ 1000m (at20x)

Body Cover: Rubber Armouring, green

Weight (without Tripod): 1021g

Dimensions (spotting scope): 340 x 100 x 110 mm

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Fields of view 29m/1000m (2+ 20x)
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200m eye piece 20x-60x
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Attached dust cap

Swan Diary #6

Yesterday’s trip to the Swan Pond was a washout, torrential rain put a halt to my filming and after taking cover under some trees I headed home for a warm coffee and a seat in front of the TV to watch Stage 1 of this years Tour de France.
So it was with a sense of hope that I headed down to the pond this morning for ‘Take 2′ of Swan Diaries, Week 6.
The cygnets are about a third the size of mum and dad now and there front is  showing a bit of white feathering coming through.

Horses in Buttercup Field

On my bike ride home I spotted a field which was a sea of buttercups with a few ponies in it.

Wheat Field

Also the wheat fields are growing quickly, and it’s so nice to see the waves that the wind creates brushing through field.