Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Farmland Fun!

Spring may have provided a strange mixture of weather but that didn't stop me getting out with the camera as much as possible. With a baking hot end to March, a wet April, warm beginning to may and mixed end to the month it provided me with some interesting opportunities.

I am lucky to be able to live quite close to some lovely farmland and probably should take more landscape shots as the scenery is stunning in its own special way. The wildlife is equally stunning, Hares dance around the fields feisty and twitchy, Corn Buntings jangle for high perches really providing the soundtrack to Spring, Swallows dart around the fields collecting insects and Pheasants strut their stuff to name but a few.

Dawn and Dusk is the best time around the farmland, in the morning activity levels are high as wildlife wakes up and makes sure the territory it defended the previous night is still theirs and in the evenings as the warm evening light hits the wildlife seems to become more docile and is easier to approach, most of these images were taken at these times of the day and show the sheer variety this special habitat contains and how it is vital that our UK farmland is managed and conserved in the correct way, enjoy!


Oil Seed Rape


Corn Bunting


Grey Partridge


Corn Bunting


Yellow Wagtail


Brown Hare


Rabbit


Yellow Wagtail


Pheasant


Red Legged Partridge


Swallow


Pied Wagtail


Skylark


Brown Hare