One from a stroll at Shapwick Heath today. The weather was beautiful.
Also saw a beautiful Kingfisher, but it was much faster than this Heron, so missed it. I do like big birds!
I know that Robins are one our most friendly birds, at least where humans are concerned, but this little chap ‘tweeted’ to attract my attention as I was walking past him, just a couple of feet away. He then continued to sit there as I took a few portraits of him. This was in the Nothe Gardens at Weymouth a couple of days ago.
Here’s one for the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend.
I also met a Grey Squirrel that day, who climbed my leg, but as I didn’t have any spare nuts he didn’t hang around for long enough for a photo.
I’ve still not got the next Vietnam post ready, so here is another ‘blast from the past’.
This is a Greater Rhea, or Rhea Americana, taken soon after I bought my Olympus E-520. I call him (or her) Smiler after Smiler in the TV series Last of the Summer Wine. I thought the expression fitted.
It’s was a bit of a novelty shot with my, at the time, newly acquired 70-300 lens. Sadly, I didn’t give myself enough DOF to keep its beak sharp.
Olympus E-520, 70-300mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec.