This is just so typical of wildlife photography! Two cock Pheasants were on the lawn having a right go at each other in the garden of the house I was working on a couple of weeks ago. This was something I’d wanted to photograph for a long time but I was unable to get any photos as the owners had invited me in for my lunch.
Here I am this week on another job, sitting in my car having my sandwiches and a Pheasant runs across the lawn to attack a rival right in front of me. Unfortunately this time the fight takes place on the tarmac drive, and I only had my old camera and very old 100-400 lens with me (which isn’t as sharp as it once was).
So I took some pics anyway and to be honest they aren’t too bad- but could have been so much better. Next time.
Adrian Davey has had a passion for birds from an early age when he would spend his pocket money on packets of ‘Swoop’ wild bird food to get close to the birds in the garden. His love of birds and the wildlife found in the world around him has inspired him to try to capture them in photographs as they go about their everyday lives.Living near Launceston on the (Devon side now) Cornwall/Devon border allows plenty of opportunities to visit many beautiful locations, favorites being the North Cornwall coast, the Lands End area and the Exe estuary,as well as traveling further afield both in Britain and overseas.