Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Great Grey Shrike

This Great Grey Shrike took a couple of attempts to find, and even then the best I could manage was this very distant shot. The Shrike sits atop trees scanning for prey such as small vertebrates, small birds and large invertebrates. Once captured it will impale them on a spike to consume or

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

I've not long been home from working at RSPB Leighton Moss for two weeks for the filming of BBC Autumnwatch. I didn't take my camera gear, nor was there any time for photography anyway, but I did keep a small camera in my pocket. Just as well, as this Hummingbird Hawk-Moth appeared right outside the production office. Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while