|Adult Red Kite, Yorkshire|
|Adult Redkite, Yorkshire|
|Carrion Crow bravely mobbing a Red Kite and a Buzzard|
|2 Common Buzzards, Yorkshire|
|Common Buzzard cropped|
After lunch, the skies greyed and the weather got that nip to it. Didn't stop people climbing the Crag though.
|Almscliffe Crag, North Rigton, Yorkshire|
|Red Kite, bad light, uncropped about 5pm - just showing the closeness (well, with 500 lens!)|
|Red Kite uncropped with 500m lens - 5pm, Yorkshire|
|My first ever photo of a perched Red Kite!|
|Perched Red Kite, Yorkshire. (Finally).|
I saw a Wren today and was reminded how a couple of years ago I saw a Wren in a similar spot and had to go and look up it's i.d in a book to find out what it was - a Wren! So, things do come with time - and instead of being impatient, I'm sure I should be enjoying the learning curve.
You'll find your stillness in slowness and quiet, you'll find nothing in rushing and noise.
Mind you, as I was mindfully squelching slowly through the fields, I happened to notice that in the middle of what just seemed like puddles of water, there were actually springs flowing up from the ground. I wondered if they might be springs from the earth (Harrogate is full of springs) but maybe it was just excess rainwater pushing itself up from the waterbed? I dunno, either way, I was chuffed with myself for noticing the subtle bubbling.
|Maybe you had to be there. This was a very exciting bit of water.|