Friday, January 3, 2014

From the cutting room floor!

Thekla Lark

I have been sifting through my blog photograph folder, a stash where I organise photos for inclusion in my various blogs. I was surprised to find a number unused, why I don’t know, but quite a few never actually made it to the blog for 2013. It’s always fun to look through the photo files, evoking memories and pondering how I might get better shots of some species in the future. Taking half decent photos is as much about giving yourself opportunities as anything else, so for me luck is on my side as a guide, where I am able to spend so much time looking and marvelling at wildlife.

Anyway here I am posting a few photos from the cutting room floor, photos that for some reason I did not think were good enough to make the cut. The ones here are taken in Spain and compliment the last blog, where I showcased a few highlights for 2013 in my local patch. Hoping you enjoy this latest offering.

Broad Scarlet Crocothemis erythraea
Wood Sandpiper
1st winter male Chaffinch
Red Fox
Adult female Blackbird
Red Deer Stag - the roar for the rutt
Azure-winged Magpie
Nuthatch [male]
Goldfinch [female] after bathing in the Rio Guadiaro
Spanish Fritillery  &  Large White
Stonechat [male]
Pied Flycatcher
Spanish Fritillary
1st winter White Wagtail [male]
Rufous Bush Robin [male] or for the purist Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin!

Why not join Peter on one his Day Tours? See Links below.

Serranía de Ronda – My Mountains – for further information read HERE

Osuna – Steppe Country – for further information read HERE

Campillos - Mountains to Lagoons - for further information read HERE

Strait of Gibraltar - Migration, wetlands and so much more read HERE

 World Bird Wednesday


Carole M. said...

Peter ...I guess some times when you're guiding it isn't always opportune to spend time with your camera too ..the Thelda Lark is beautiful, and also the Broad Scarlet certainly stands out. The Stonechat and Pied Flycatcher equally enchanting

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such a beautiful assortment of birds, and other creatures Peter. It is such a joy to see birds from other places and also see some so close to those that we have here in KY,USA. Thank you for sharing your world~

Peter Jones said...

Thanks so very much Carole and Mary.. Peter

HansHB said...

A beautiful serie of bird photos, Perfect for WBW!

Karen said...

That's a terrific series! I always have leftover photos too.

Peter Jones said...

So kind, much appreciated with thanks Hans and Karen. Peter

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous collection of birds and photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Peter Lovely to come across your blog here. I have now been blogging for10 months. Do you remember you took Michael and myself out from Rhonda and thee photographs today rind me of that wonderful day. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you. Hope you will have a look in at my blog today.

Peter Jones said...

Thanks Eileen and Margaret for your kind comments, compliments indeed given the quality of both of your own blogs! Peter

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful collection of photos! I love the fox.