Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Buzzard & the Buck

First, we have a buzzard. This is now our most commonly seen bird of prey in Britain.
This was a big old bird that was taking a nap in a tree when I found it. Look at the size of the talons, pretty impressive!




It then took flight, but went the wrong way! Never mind, still nice to see up close.




Next we have a poor young fallow deer buck. He was being eaten alive by flies and midges. I know exactly how he felt as they were everywhere, in my ears and eyes.




His ears didn't stop flicking, trying to keep the flies at bay. As you can see, the flies were out in mass! I wish I could flick my ears.




It got so bad that he decided to just shut his eyes while munching on the buttercups.



Rob

4 comments:

  1. Great shot of the 'plague' of flies Rob wish I could flick my ears at times too.

    Cheers

    Davo

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  2. In your honour and in the honour of wall the Photographers, I published an ilustration.

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  3. nice photo; nice blog; bravo

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