Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Saturday night out

A good shift up the valley at the weekend monitoring the wildlife in Geltsdales uplands. 4 black grouse and 2 ravens at dusk along with a tawny owl with prey which looked like snipe. Red grouse, woodcock and roe deer seen and a female long-eared owl heard calling in the early hours of the morning.
Superb clear skies along with a strong waxing gibbous moon. Another highlight was a huge burning fireball which is always an incredible sight in the night sky. 


A few photographs from the night...


Up the old water with the river gelt running well...constellation Leo the Lion showing in the frame
Shooting into a strong lunar light...
The connection you get with nature at night in a wild area is something I cant explain...
Frosty conditions in the early hours as the cloud rolled in for the night...
Thanks for looking...

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