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Mammal pictures

Hedgehog Hedgehog, Starbotton, North Yorkshire

30 August 2015

An unexpected visitor in broad daylight to the front garden of the cottage we were staying in!  Probably unwell but nice to see one of these - it must be many years since I've come across one.
Hedgehog Hedgehog, Starbotton, North Yorkshire

30 August 2015

See above.
Pilot Whale Pilot Whale

Tenerife to La Gomera ferry, Canary Islands, Spain

10 February 2014
White RhinoGiraffe
White Rhino and Giraffe

Hluhluwe Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

22 & 23 April 2012

A couple of somewhat larger mammals! For further details, see my trip report.

Canon EOS 7D & EF 400mm f4 DO

Otter

Loch Gairloch, Highland, Scotland

14 July 2011

Taken from a standard 2hr tourist boat trip, which didn't venture out of the bay due to the poor weather conditions.

This is hardly a prize winning photograph but not bad in the circumstances - quite distant subject, awful light (it started raining very shortly afterwards) and the rolling boat in the choppy water!

Canon EOS 7D & EF 400mm f5.6

Barbary Ground Squirrel

Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

10 February 2011

These introduced mammals were quite common on this island, but only on the west coast opposite Costa Calma did we find them as tame as this.

Canon EOS 50D & EF 400mm f4 DO

Water Vole, Freeman's Marsh, Hungerford, Berks, UK

12 December 2010

This cute mammal pic was some compensation for a second failed attempt to see the Glossy Ibis. Also seen here were Waxwing (1), Jack Snipe (2) and Water Rail.

Much better conditions than yesterday.

Canon EOS 50D & EF 400mm f4 DO + x1.4TC

Roe Deer, Shellingford Pit, Oxon, UK

20 October 2010

As I did my usual circuit of this site, I stumbled across this in the far corner. I'm not sure who was more surprised: me or the deer! Surprisingly after the initial bolt, it stopped quite nearby and turned round to stare at me, before departing.

Canon EOS 50D & EF 400mm f4 DO + x1.4TC

Rabbit, Marazion RSPB, Cornwall, UK

3 October 2010

OK so this isn't a very special animal, but they are so easy and tame to photograph here - they clearly know nobody is going to climb over the wall to worry them!

Canon EOS 50D & EF 400mm f4 DO.

Fox, Near Valadalen, central Sweden

25 June 2010

At the entrance to its den, that was right by this minor road. A bonus for an earlish start!

Canon EOS 50D & EF 400mm f4 DO.

Fallow Deer, Catmore, Berks

20 December 2009

Seen on a very frosty walk. This stag had accumulated an impressive number of hinds - a few of which can be seen here.

Canon EOS 350D & EF 400mm f5.6

Fallow Deer, Catmore, Berks

20 December 2009

An enlargement of the left hand portion of the shot above. This little group makes an effective composition, but is somewhat overcropped.

Canon EOS 350D & EF 400mm f5.6

Reindeer, Lake Annsjon region, Sweden Reindeer, Lake Annsjon region, Sweden.

17 May 2009

My first sighting of this mammal, after a number of visits to Norway and Sweden.

Canon EOS 350D & EF 400mm f4DO + x1.4TC

Roe Deer, Fyfield Wick, Oxon, UK

10 January 2009

'Wild' deer, instead of the 'tame' Fallow below.

Canon EOS 40D & EF 400mm f4DO + x1.4TC

Brown Rat, Luton, UK

30 November 2008

Looks almost appealing in this pose! Taken on an abortive three hour wait for a Red-breasted Flycatcher in cold, dank conditions. This bird had been present for almost a week, but was seen for the last time about 45 mins before I arrived. The perils of twitching!

Canon EOS 40D & EF 400mm f4DO

Female Fallow Deer, Holkam Hall Park, Norfolk

23 October 2008

We were surprised to find that there is free entry for cars into this park, which then gave good views of quite tame, rutting deer - similar to those shown on this year's Autumn Watch BBC TV series!

Canon EOS 40D & EF 400mm f4DO

Male Fallow Deer, Holkam Hall Park, Norfolk

23 October 2008

Not one of the dominant stags, but still an impressive sight.

Canon EOS 40D & EF 400mm f4DO

Fallow Deer, Holkam Hall Park, Norfolk

23 October 2008

The dominant stag surrounded by his females. Continuous grunting calls heard well (this is what the females go for, according to Simon King!).

Canon EOS 40D & EF 400mm f4DO

Hares, Catmore, Berks

17 March 2007

A surprisingly dozy pair captured from reasonably close range.

Canon EOS 350D & EF 400mm f5.6

Minke Whale, off Gairloch, Scotland.

August 2003

Seen from an excellent boat trip off Gairloch in the splendid summer of 2003 (even in Scotland!). This standard tourist trip also featured loads of auks, skuas etc.

With Nikon CP 995.


All pictures copyright Stephen Burch

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