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|