Apologies, I've been a bit lax with my posts recently. Hopefully I can redress the balance a bit with this Red Grouse perched on a rock, displaying the feathers on its legs and feet that help keep it warm in winter.
Today is International Vulture Awareness Day. They may not be the prettiest of birds but they perform a vital role in the ecological health of the environment by cleaning up carcasses.
This image shows a pair of Andean Condors, the largest vultures in South America and one of the largest flying birds on the planet. They are sitting on the roof of a ski chalet in the Chilean Andes 😏.
Another one from my 24 hour stint in a hide. Whilst the otters were amazing to watch it was the humble Grey Heron that seemed to produce some of the best images for me. At around 5.30am a light mist drifted over the water and gave an otherworldly feeling to the scene.