Friday, 12 September 2014


I had a singleton visit to Rutland as Richard was on holiday and going to a Gig with his wife Thursday evening. My idea was to get to Rutland as early as possible with the hope of getting some images of Dragonflies. So I set of and visited the odd Little Owl sites on my way out. The farther East I got the murkier the weather got but the sun managed to break through whilst I was at Rutland.

By the time I finished it was about 17.00 hrs so I got under way to visit the Little Owls of which I saw six.

An Update on Osprey 30/05

She arrived in her Winter site in Senegal {Lampoul Beach} on Thursday having covered 4681 Km in 11 days {2906 miles}

Migrant Hawker
Love the smile and lovely white teeth.

Migrant Hawker Dragonflies.

Ruddy Darter Dragonflies.

Common Darter Dragonflies.
All Dragonflies at Rutland Water.
Whilst getting these images I was going around like a demented chicken! getting them whilst they are landed is not that easy. You see them land and go to the area where you thought they had landed, search for five minutes, move a couple of feet and they fly out and away from a different area entirely.

Little Owl Site No 13.
Visited my Farmer friend and had a visit to see his sows and piglets, he stated he had not seen the little owls for a day or two but bingo one flew out of the barn and onto the roof.

Little Owl Site No.6.
I have not seen a bird here for twelve months, Richard saw one two weeks ago so this has got me back on track.

Little Owl Site No. 9.
Saw two birds well away from the nest tree taking in the last of the sun.

Second Bird at Site 9.

Little Owl Site No. 17.
Having beaten a hasty retreat from Site 9 due to loosing light I arrived at site 17 to have a late tea. After a few minutes the little owl appeared {being nosy as usual} and watched me intently as I ate my tea and took a few images.

Little Owl Site No. 4.
Added this image later as we have not seen a bird here for a while and only when I eventually worked on the image I found it was not that bad so its on the blog as a record.

Kestrel near Little Owl Site No. 6.

About Me;

Titus White:
Hi I am Richard Peglers friend Titus White, and those who follow Richards posts will understand the name and reason for it. I have been birding with Richard for 3 years and a volunteer at Rutland Water on the Osprey Project for 2 years. My early images were taken on a Nikon D80 with a 70 - 200mm lens. I updated the lens to a 70 - 300mm VR lens but still was not happy with the results. Eventually when Nikon announced the D7100 I decided to change so upgraded the camera and also invested in a Sigma 50 - 500mm lens.
I first met Richard through Arthur Costello as I was having the occasional visit from Little Owls on our land. We eventually found the Little Owls through another contact about 100 metres away. Photo's will follow on future posts.
I have recently upgraded my camera to full frame, this is a challenge I am at the moment enjoying trying to get the best out of the beast.
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