A couple of birds from an English Farm

We are on our annual trip to the UK and after a couple of days in London we moved on to our first stay on a farm in Buckinghamshire.  It’s a couple of miles out of town to provide some peace and tranquility but still close enough for shopping or dining out when needed.

The birds were a bit skittish so I often had to shoot through the cottage windows.  Just walking across the window or opening them was enough to frighten them away.  These were shot with a Nikon 1 V2 and the 70-300mm CX lens.


This is an English Robin.  It’s a lot smaller than the American Robin and a completely different species.  Our robin was named after it because of the red breast but the American robin is a thrush like bird and this is more of a flycatcher.


This is a Little Owl.  That’s the actual name.  After capturing the shot I posted it for ID on a British site as a little owl and discovered that all I had to do was capitalize it.



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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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