Wildlife photography

Here are some of my photographs of the local wildlife. I am using a Canon EOS 1200D attached to my Takahashi Sky 90 to get these close up images. This is a new project since the start of 2016. I intend to replace some of the lower resolution images with higher resolution ones once I have acquired the images of these birds.

cross bull

Cross bill


Hoopoe photographed at the local golf course, they do visit our garden but I have no close up yet of one in the garden.

Goldfinch

Goldfinches are very regular visitors to our garden

We often see Bee eaters but it is rare to see them land

cross bill

Cross bills my first sightings in March 2017

The cross bills come in a large variety of different colours

Green finch

 

Black-eard wheater

 

Black Wheater

 

Flycatcher

 

flycatcher female

This is some type of wheater?

Woodchat Shrike

 

Male Sardinian Warbler

 

Blackcap

A male Blackcap

Female Serin

 

Crested Lark

 

Blue rock thrush

This is a blue rock thrush

Rock thrush

This is the male blue rock thrush photographed at a distance of about 50 m

 

Starling

Starling

Fresh moulted Starling

Fresh moulted Starling

Female sparrow

 

Male sparrow

 

female spanish sparrow

 

great tit

 

Rock Bunting

 

Robin

This is a Robin

Chifchaf

This is a Wren

Linnet

 

swift

Swallow

This is a Griffon Vulture

Short toed eagle

This is a short toed eagle it landed on a pine tree about 600 m from the house (below)


Redstart

Female Black Redstart

Male Black Redstart

Male Black Redstart

 

partridge

collard dove

 

eagle

 

Photo analysis seems to confirm that this is a Juvenile Honey Buzzard?

Eagle

Two shots of an eagle that is still to be identified

Bonellis Eagle

 

 

Rabbit

 

Juvenile Ibex

Here is a juvenile Ibex

close up Ibex


Large group of Ibex

Large herd of male Ibex


Recently hatched baby tortoise March 2017

Baby Tortoise

 

Tortoise

A couple of Geckos

small lizard

A small lizard in the garden

A large Toad in the new pond


 

 

Below - Insects

A large Swallowtail butterfly.

 


Blue dragonfly

Blue Dragonfly photographed at Serena

Saddle backed bush cricket

Praying mantis photographed in our garden.

Red Dragonfly photographed at the side of our pool.