Saturday, 2 November 2019


Firstly thank you all for all the good wishes for my speedy recovery that from what the experts tell me is going exceedingly well,thank goodness!!!. I am as yet not 100% but coming along nicely and should be back driving in the next few days and out again with the birds and cameras.
The first images are from prior to my stroke when I met up with   a very dear friend who had travelled a considerable distance to meet up , it was so good to see him with what was about to happen and to thank you and him or the calls of encouragement and also my wife and family for all the help
Having met up at Eyebrook reservoir he was keen to see if the Willow Emerald Dragonfly was still about so we headed to the inlet bridge but to no avail,just a few damselflies and dragonflies so he then asked if we could find some Red Kites, so off we went on a search, I soon spotted a tractor ploughing in a field with thirteen  red kites in attendance so we settled at a gate way and watched for about an hour, they are wonderful to watch in flight, so graceful .
Red Kite, Near Eyebrook.

By the time we were getting some images the birds had gone away from the tractor and gained some altitude and were easier to follow.

This bird seems to have us spotted at the gate, three of us with cameras is difficult to miss

This  is the tractor that was causing the interest for the Kites, thirteen initially but just the one in this image,I was  not sure as to what they were after.

long distance image of some the remaining Kites.

Long distance head on image

Catch up on our Barn Owls.
Last image I managed of the adult male off on a feeding trip. ISO120400

The young have all gone, some important dates listed below.

14th Sept all five Owlets ringed.
19t19th Sept three Owlets seen in baffle near entrance
After this all five seen on regular basis in the baffle of the small box
5th Oct first owlet fledged and in the baffle of large box,other four seen in baffle of small box.
We still appear to have an Owlet in the small box,it appears one has returned to the safety an warmth of the box. Not sure as to whether we still have the adult pair in residence. Thursday 6   th November whilst out in garden saw Barn Owl on the front of the large box, will keep a watch and hopefully some images

Thank you for your visit, smaller than normal but good to be back, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did in getting the images. I am driving again so will hopefully be out in the next week to look for what's about.

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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