WHAT DO BIRDS UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE WEATHER THAT WE DON'T.
It was obvious on my trip to Eyebrook Reservoir on the 12 th of August that some birds had gone, no signs of any Common Terns all but one, the gent who rings the young Terns said they had gone much earlier than usual, no Swallows and for the first time in a while no Osprey to be seen. Do birds have a sixth sense that tells them its time to go, in a week you will have a head wind or a storm over the Sahara. Where as we with our millions of pounds of satellites and computers have great difficulty in saying what the weather will do tomorrow let alone in a week with any accuracy.
I have only had two outing since my last post but have spent several evenings attempting to get some decent
images of the Barn Owl,. the bird does not appear until virtually dark as it seems he may be getting some hassle from a pair of Tawny Owls, I have heard them calling on several evenings when in my hide, so this gives a reason for his speed in leaving the box and lateness.
So on with my attempts below with the Owl, all having to be taken at ISO 125600.
This time he almost stopped but still blurred.
I had difficulty in seeing the bird it was so dark.
He appears and is gone, I just haven't got any time.
Please remember these are all at ISO 125600/
Again it was virtually dark, difficult to see the bird.
EYEBROOK RESERVOIR THE 12th of AUGUST.
My last Common Tern of the Year. But this bird disappeared mid afternoon.
On my trip out I again saw the Peacocks and found it difficult not to take some images.
EEyebrook Rervoir 26th of August.
They were harder to get a decent image from than the previous few weeks ago Swallow
Where the Common Terns had nested, now the domain of Cormorants.
They really are such wonderful birds to photograph and watch as they picked up any prey.