I got to a fair distance away and took a sort of setting the scene picture, above, before getting closer for a proper portrait (I hoped), when all of a sudden everything started alarming and the Lesser Whitethroat dived into cover. At first I though that I had been clumsy and scared everything away, but then I realised that I was being watched by this Fox.
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Foxed by a Lesser Whitethroat
I went to the Paddock, by the Monument, this afternoon, with the specific aim of getting a decent picture of a singing Lesser Whitethroat. I have always struggled, because although finding them is easy, because they are very vocal, getting a picture is not easy, because they are often deep in the foliage. I'd seen this one a couple of days ago and hoped to do better.
We stood and look at each other for what seemed ages, but was probably about three minutes. A couple of times it turned its head slightly and sometimes the ears were up, as in this picture and sometimes it put them down.
He (is it a young dog?) turned an started to walk away, but did stop for a few seconds for a final look. Nice pose with a Pyramidal Orchid by his tail.