Thursday, 1 April 2021

Song Thrushes

 Here are a few of the Song Thrush images that I am working through at the moment. I have always struggled to get many shots of this species, so it is good to have achieved this over the past couple of years. There will be quite a number of new ones added to my Website over the next week or so.










Sunday, 14 March 2021

Shovelers

Having just added 61 new Shoveler images to my website, I thought I would post a few of them here. I will be doing regular blog posts now with current images and also as I work through and add older ones.













Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Garden Foxes (2)

Part 2 of my series of the Fox family currently in our garden. Originally we thought there were only three cubs, but one evening there were four on the lawn, accompanied by Basil. They were very excited, chasing each other around and play fighting. We have always fed Basil our food scraps which are mainly chicken leftovers and bones. I also put out peanuts which the Foxes and Hedgehogs like. But I decided it would be a good idea to get some dog biscuits, which the cubs soon discovered.

I am able to sit or lie on the floor to take the photographs without a hide, which makes things a bit easier, although at the early stages, any movement and they would be off, especially when they started coming up on their own.









Friday, 24 April 2020

Garden Foxes

Just over a year ago a very tame dog Fox started appearing around our garden. He was obviously very used to humans, as he would just sit or lie around the garden, not bothered by us at all.

My wife named him Basil and since then he has become part of the family. During last April it was obvious he was feeding a family of cubs, as he would take any food we gave him off into the woods. We hoped to see his cubs, but it was much later in June and July that we saw some almost fully grown, shy cubs.

This year in March he would take the food off again into the woodland and we soon realised that the den was very close to the house, much closer than we had thought. When April came we could hear what were obviously cubs making little squeaks and yelps. We eventually got a glimpse of three very small cubs playing with Basil in the undergrowth. A week later and they appeared on the lawn and the story goes on. I will do a series of blog posts as the cubs grow and mature. This one is just about Basil though.

 




It's hard work feeding those cubs and he gets very tired. Trying to find a bit of peace and quiet for a quick snooze.











Sunday, 27 October 2019

Turtle Doves

A few Turtle Dove images from my trip to Bulgaria last year. Sadly a bird that used to be quite common in the UK but is now scarce. Great to see them and to get some reasonable photos.

More added to my website: Steven Round Bird Photography





Saturday, 28 September 2019

Green Woodpeckers

This Summer I spent some time photographing a family of Green Woodpeckers. The adults had three young that they were busy feeding on their main diet of ants. The young birds became independent very quickly which meant that the family were spread out, making photographing them a little tricky.
I was pleased with the results, getting my best ever shots of this species. It is a difficult bird to photograph in this part of the country, so a good result.

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Female adult looking for ants

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Female adult

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Female adult

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Juvenile

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Juvenile

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Male adult feeding on ants

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Male adult

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Corncrakes

I spent two weeks on The Uists in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland a couple of years ago. Any birder or bird photographer who goes there wants to see or photograph a Corncrake, as they are very localised to these western islands. Usually given away by their distinctive call (which sounds like someone running their finger nails over a comb) However they are not easily seen, sometimes you can get lucky with the birds coming out into the open, but generally they are well hidden. I spent quite some time photographing them with a good amount of success, here's a few.

I have also just added 45 new ones to my website: Steven Round Bird Photography


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