Browsing All posts tagged under »kestrel«

Kestrel on Hartland Point

March 11, 2019

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Being at heart an action sports photographer. (In a previous life I was a professional surf photographer for 15 years). And now learning the dark arts of landscape photography, it is always a pleasure to bump into some wildlife and getting a buzz from frantically doing the maths and changing settings to shoot at high […]

Calendar now available at Beachcomber Cafe.

December 15, 2018

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The 2019 North Devon Calendar is now available at the Beachcomber Cafe in Woolacombe.  It contains 13 ‘stunning’ photos that will make you go “Wow!” (probably). Priced at a reasonable £9.99, why not pop in and pick one up after a surf or a walk along the beach. You may also want to have a […]

Exmoor Safari on heat

July 4, 2018

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A chance encounter and any excuse not to work during this hot spell, was the perfect combination for an afternoon off: and ‘drive over the moor’. Just when you think you know everything about Exmoor, it’s like yea sure, the more you know – the more you dont know. Our guide Daphne, born and bred […]

White snow and the Exmoor winter

February 11, 2018

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Winter Exmoor in all its bleak glory. Early February 2018.   Clickety click Fuji XT-2 w/ XF  16-55mm f2.8 & XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS

Snowfall – the perfect bird accessory

February 7, 2018

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Living here by the coast in North Devon means that we rarely see snow, salty onshore winds see to that. The last time it snowed on the beach was way back in February 2009. (There are some photos in a blog entitled ‘Can you smell carrots’. Here > https://esterspears.com/2016/01/11/can-you-smell-carrots/  ) Just a few miles up the […]

Kestrel encounter on Exmoor

January 13, 2018

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Beautifully clear but cold day on Brendon Common in early January and a late afternoon encounter with this ‘windhover’ – Falco tinnuculus – or common kestral. Think that this is the larger female, hunting for her supper. deer grazing on the middle brow Fuji jpegs straight outa velvia. Kestral: XT-2 w/ 100-400. ISO 200, F5.6, […]

Swallows, seals and sex mad sheep (Another Tibbetts tale)

November 3, 2015

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It’s always a treat to stay on Lundy and, if you look through previous posts on this blog you will see that each trip has it’s own character & themes – shaped by the weather, travelling companions and random occurrences. This trip was hastily planned after an unexpected quiet spell at work, a quick lunchtime […]