Monday, 22 September 2014

The best laid plans of mice and men !

Yesterday, Sunday, was overcast with bad light quality making photography nigh on impossible.

This is a real shame because the Titchmarsh Hobby family were very very active and presenting well over the reserve hunting and playing, it was great to see all five in the air at the same time. 

As the light was great today I went back but sadly there was no sign of them, they could have been hunting very high up or maybe they have started their migration despite the dragonfly stocks still being very abundant, last night temperatures dropped significantly, maybe that was their trigger to move on.

A friend of mine, Steve Thornton, suggested that with the amount of ploughing and harrowing taking place currently in the vicinity of the reserve they may have turned their attention to Crane flies for a change of diet.

( p.s. they were back the next day, all I need now is some good light ! ).

Some consolation came in the form of six Red Kites over the reserve all at the same time.



  1. Lol, you can't grumble I think a Redkite is a fair substitute for the Hobby, fantastic images