Tuesday, February 05, 2008


As I took the forest drive through Dalby Forest and as I reached the Mountain Bike Park I spotted a flock of Brambling opposite feeding underneath some beech trees. There must of been at least 40+ birds with a few Chaffinch's mixed in. I find these birds absolutely stunning especially the males, so much fine colouring.
After Dalby Forest I then took the road through Newtondale Forest Drive, a female Sparrowhawk dashed across the road and then as I approached the top of Newtondale a lone Goshawk flew over. Feeding on the top fields were Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird and Mistle Thrush.


East Ayton Birding said...

Rather good Steve - they always look better with a beech backdrop.

Steve Race said...

Thanks Dave - They took alot of chasing and again they were taken from the car. Bad light all images shot on 800ISO.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Hi Steve
Very nice Brambling posting.
Very jealous of your Peregrine shots.
Is it manual focus with your convertor?

Steve Race said...

Hi Mike, Peregrine shots taken with Canon EOS 1D Mark III + 500mm lens + 1.4x converter with autofocus switched on.

Little Brown Job said...

Hi, found my way here via East Ayton Birding, wonderful Brambling images and the Peregrine shots are amazing.


Steve Race said...

Hi Paul, thanks for checking out my blog. I am very pleased with my Brambling + Peregrine shots as both sets of images were taken in bad light conditions, carn't wait for some decent light.