Whilst up in the Yorkshire Moors I spent a couple of days photographing wildlife on the moors. The first days results are in this previous post. These wildlife images are of course, therefore, from the second day, which I spent walking locally around Westerdale’s nearby moorlands, and this day was much more productive.
I’ll start though with another sheep image.
This was not the first wild animal seen though, this belonged to a group of pheasants that were in a farmers field. I managed to photograph this one in the grass.
Nearby the farmhouse whose field I photographed the pheasant, there was a lot of flying swallows and their young. Here some were resting briefly in a tree.
I also photographed some Red Grouse on the day – the best results coming from Blakey Moor.
This first grouse, at first hiding – then popping into view a few feet from my 300mm lens.
Whilst this one was out basking in the sunlight.
Even in old ragged heather the Grouse can be seen. These the last images of the day.