A few pictures form yesterday at Deal for a sunrise commission for a client.
A few Kestrel pictures taken in Thanet.
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See my collection of buzzard photos taken this year in Thanet, Kent. All photos taken from my garden as they fly over.
The 2020 pandemic has actually given me more time to spend on specific projects I've always intended to do but not had time to do in the past, one being birds of prey in my local area. It has been quite staggering how many I've seen this year from the garden, from Red Kites, Kestrels, Sparrowhawks to the UK's most common bird of prey the buzzard.
Because I've studied seagull behaviour for many years it has made it easier to know when birds of prey are around, my local seagulls give me the heads up with a warning squawk, which I've learnt to distinguish from their other squawks.
September Sunrise at Botany Bay, Broadstairs, Kent.
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The herring gulls are very impressive at guarding their territory with amazing bravery against such a fearsome predator. Unfortunately the gulls are a bit too efficient at driving the birds of prey out of their breeding ground, so I don't often get them close enough to the garden to get many pictures. Here are a few I managed to get the other day.
Bird Photography - Sparrows
Photographs taken this year during COVID-19 lock down in my garden.
I set up several perches within my garden with several feeding stations to attract the birds in. It look quite a while for the birds to get used to my presence as I didn't use a hide. After a few weeks the birds got used to me being around and lost their fear and started coming into the garden. The sparrows seemed to take the longest to get used to my presence, unlike the Dunnocks who where first into the garden to feed.
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