Lucky Day

To get good results you need a little luck and today i had a bucket load ! Hares all around  and very co-operative, 






The day started overcast but warmed up a bit in the afternoon , i think the start of the mating season has helped getting closer to the hares.

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Hares,buzzards and ice

Out this morning in the cold again in the Raglan area, although cold it was a nice sunny day, but with a biting breeze.
i counted 22 Buzzards through the bin’s circling in different places , with a pair over head having a bit of an argument































the stubble fields held a few Hares and one was decent enough to run parallel with me , unlike most that run directly away, with just the sight of their rear end disappearing over the horizon.

















































Ice was present all day and never really thawed completely , towards late afternoon the reflected light was amazing through the iced grass.


Robins 
i was bored , so i thought i would have another go at some in flight shots.
sitting in slush is not the most comfortable of pastimes, and after discarding 90% of the images i’d taken, today was not looking like the best of days, due to the lack of light i was using iso 1600 , i had hoped the snow would help reflect some light – dream on – they were never going to be super sharp but what the hell !!











































the chaffinch shots would have been superb – if they were in focus .
if i could just get a nice cheesy grin to camera it would be a nice shot!!
































a few of the resident long tails came in for grub, this one had a lump of peanut in one claw , and  ate it hanging on with the other.

Wish i’d put a warmer coat on.


As it promised to be a bright day,i thought i’d grab a spare hour and take the camera with me on my way to pick up some parts .
After a while, although it was sunny – i was frozen! definitely double underwear weather !

Willow Tit

Another Willow Tit

I think i like this one best 

Stuffed Long Tailed Tit

Not a Tit 






All in all it was a nice Hour out , but it took most of the following afternoon to warm back up again.