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  • Strathdearn

    A friend David and I took a trip to Strathdearn to look for Mountain Hares yesterday. We walked up into the snowline (only a dusting so far) but didn't see any high up; only once we returned to the lower level did we see them. You might think that spotting a fluffy white mammal on a hillside of generally dark heather would be simple but the hillside was also dotted with white rocks each of which 'could' have been a hare!
    A couple of the hares allowed us to get fairly close before running up the hill to the next shelter.



    A hefty crop of the same hare


    The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog


    There were Red Grouse at the top of the hill


    We even had a distant fly-by from a Golden Eagle during a snow shower (heavily cropped and processed)


    I did slip back into 'landscape mode' for a while at the top of the hill


    Thanks for looking
    Iain

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    Re: Strathdearn

    You did well to get so close. I bet those hares will be relieved when there is a decent fall of snow!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
      Re: Strathdearn

      Great sightings and shots Iain. That crop of the hare is rather impressive.

      Ron

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      • #4
        Re: Strathdearn

        Smashing shots - the hare is lovely!
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        • #5
          Re: Strathdearn

          Excellent shots. Not exactly camouflaged yet are they!
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          • #6
            Re: Strathdearn

            Gorgeous shots of animals and countryside. Wish I was there.
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            • #7
              No groans from the back please!
              Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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              • #8
                Re: Strathdearn

                Great set Iain.

                I really enjoy photographing Mountain Hares, I don't think I'll have the opportunity this Winter though.

                Dave

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                • #9
                  Re: Strathdearn

                  Thanks for your comments guys. I hope to go back when there is some proper snow about and hopefully some better light.
                  Iain

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                  • #10
                    Re: Strathdearn

                    The hares are wonderful!
                    Steve
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