Little Grebe and Hawfinch
We decided to take a trip to Derbyshire to hopefully get a few pics of the Hawfinches which had been seen feeding on the ground. To keep a long story short we saw the Hawfinches but they never came down to the ground and remained high in the trees. Off to see the trusted Little Grebes for a few shots.
Hawfinch's & Red Squirrel's
Not giving up on the Hawfinch's we decided to head off to Cumbria. A very early start to ensure we were there at first light but it was well worth it. At one point we counted 9 of them feeding togther from the ground. This is the first time I have photographed these so I was very happy.
Following the Hawfinch we called in to see how the Red Squirrels were doing this year, again they didn't dissapoint. A great day all in all.
Great Crested Grebe and Greylag's
It was deceided to stay local ish so we headed off in the hunt of getting some water fowl. I really like the Crested Grebes and the Greylags mating was a bonus.
Something a bit different
Whilst walking around the chase I noticed some frogs in a small pool and thought why not.
This was a very special day for me as I had never seen a Peregrine Falcoln up close nor had I photographed one before. The noise they made when flying past us was something I will not forget for a long time.