Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
Wing Mosaic (Broad-bodied Chaser): Winner, Nikon In-Frame Competition August 2010

Spoonbill

Spoonbill
Spoonbill: Birdguides Photo of the Year 2012 Runner-up

Friday, 6 May 2011

Suffolk Pheasants; Dual At Dusk - 30th April

Before leaving Minsmere in the evening I came across a couple of male Pheasants.  They were clearly squaring up for a fight.  Unfortunately they were so engrossed in each other they didnt bother to keep their distance and were far too close for photography, even with 300mm.  I decided to simply stand and watch as they fought about three feet away - an amazing sight.
After about a minute this defeated male retreated before trying to gain some respect with a few calls into the evening.  The sun was very low which helped create some nice side-lighting:




Further along the road rabbits were everywhere as they emerged to feed:


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