A day out at Bellymack Hill Farm (October 21) at the Kite feeding station in Galloway to experience the delights of Kites for my first time. What a day, avian feeding on a grand scale brought many opportunities, I was well impressed. The drive down from Edinburgh, Midlothian took a few hours but the trip was worth every minute. There was sunshine, cloudy skies and wind, lots of wind. I expected the Kites to devour the buckets of scraps on the food station, however this didn't happen, I'm told the fresh to strong breeze played it's part, no doubt making it challenging for the Kites to make their approach, this lent itself to more bird in flight pictures than I expected, so no complaints. There wasn't much of a feeding frenzy on this occasion, I'm told that's not always the case. There was still lots of meaty remains left on the table when we left at 4pm. I'll be sure to return again, windy or not.
Photographs by John Gilchrist
An autumn morning in Edinburgh, tram station for Hermiston Gait, Edinburgh Park. 21-100732
SundownThe Pentland Hill range near Edinburgh
I've just done something that I've not done in a while, what is it? socialising.
Yes, I had the opportunity to meetup with like-minded friends where we pursued our interest in a natural environment away from Zoom meetings. Members of the Midlothian Camera Club had arranged attendance at a Birds of Prey Photography Workshop. It wasn't local, we headed down to rural Northumberland where the welcome team were very friendly, helpful, and most importantly of all, knowledgeable in their field.
First and foremost, the bird's welfare always came first, nobody could handle the birds other than the professional falconer Andy Howey.
The teachings, it was a pleasure to engage in our pre-shoot lesson, we listened and absorbed the guidance of experience wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt. Under Andy's wing we were offered top tips on how to approach the birds and what to look out for, after our classroom tutorial we had our guided practical tour around the centre.
All in all it was a fun and productive day, enjoy if you plan on going, it's recommended. For me, it was a great opportunity to test new gear in a nature setting, up until now, some of my gear has only really been pointed at my aviation interest, so it was nice to have a change of target in the viewfinder.
Bonus points, I think Alan has been hustled for a lecture at Midlothian Camera Club sometime soon, I hope so, we look forward to seeing him again.
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