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fishing Ospreys

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 7th July 2016 in Blogging | Osprey,Scotland,jgwildlifephotography
Just back from a 3 day trip at Rothiemurchus fisheries near Aviemore on a tour run by excellent wildlife photographer and guide Jo Mcintyre, trying to capture Ospreys fishing in a trout lake, something I had booked up about 18 months ago and counted down the days for!   Monday:  Up at 5.30 AM to catch flight to Inverness from Luton, after half an hour delay, arrive at midday. After battling my way through the golfers up here for the Scottish open, I got a taxi to the train station, and then a train for the 30 minute journey to Aviemore. Jo kindly offered to pick me up from the station (not part of the tour!), and I loaded my packed bags full of tri...

Kingfishers by the stream.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 14th August 2016 in Blogging | Kingfisher,fishing
I went to a stream that I've not visited for a while and a couple of Kingfishers flew past, so I found a place to hide down that looked like a fishing spot and waited. After about an hour a juvenile male stopped and spent 10 minutes going from branch to branch in the afternoon sun. I just kept still and he seemed happy for me to snap away, allowing me to get some nice images.    I went back again a couple of times in the early morning and the 2 parents flew by, with the female perching for a short while every time in the morning sun. I could see them flying across the field from the nest site, and at one point she stopped for a rest on the phone wi...

Ospreys in Scotland part 2!

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 2nd August 2017 in Blogging |
Just back from another 3 day trip at Rothiemurchus fisheries near Aviemore on a tour run by excellent wildlife photographer and guide ‘Osprey Whisperer’ Jo Mcintyre, to witness and capture Ospreys fishing in a trout lake. I stopped on the way up at a hide in Dumfries that the famous Sparrowhawk ‘Mad Max’ visits regularly for an afternoon, but apart from one fleeting visit when he rushed the small birds around the hide I didn't get chance to get a photo. I got some nice Red Squirrel and various other bird pics though, so not a complete waste of time.     Arriving on the Friday evening at 9.30, once again at the excellent Boat hotel at the nearby Bo...

Photography at night in Lincolnshire.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 15th February 2019 in Blogging |
Excellent stay overnight in a hide in Lincolnshire to use flash on local wildlife. I stayed in it from 4PM to 9 AM overnight and played a waiting game with some flashes set up. Not long after dark the Tawny Owls started hooting all around, and one flashed past the post at about 10 PM.   Then y ou could here a noise like a baby crying coming from the pond, a young Otter calling to its mum that it wanted fish, and then there it was, adult Otter fishing in the pond for 10mins.   The Heron landed in the pond around midnight which was a surprise, but gave a nice reflection before it went. At about 1.30AM the hooting started again, and a Tawny owl landed on...

Rutland Osprey

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 18th April 2016 in Opera |
Nice morning spent in Rutland at a trout farm that is visited by the Ospreys from Rutland water. One turned up at 6AM and perched in a tree for a while, before eventually diving in and leaving with a nice juicy trout for breakfast. Unfortunately the light wasn't fantastic which made getting decent photos difficult, and as there are no chicks to feed yet they only need one fish to start the day. The light never improved over the next 3 hours and we had no more visits so couldn't hone our skills, but still great to see the power and accuracy of the bird as it got his meal. Dropped into Thetford on the way back and the male Kingfisher spent 5 minutes fishing on t...

Kingfisher at Lackford.

Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 29th June 2016 in Kingfisher | kingfisher,Lackfordlakes
After a lot of waiting around from 6 AM, this little juvenile male kingfisher appeared at about 11AM and stayed around for about 5 minutes, fishing and coughing up pellets. Lovely to see him, and with the cloudy sky giving nice diffused light it made for some nice photo's.  ...
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