Monday, 14 October 2013

The Ravens sharing my biscuits.................................. Llandudno North Wales

I can't believe it was August 2012 when I shared some biscuits with the Ravens on the west shore at Llandudno in North Wales.

I took loads of images from the passenger seat of the car while parked next to a wall...
 ...we had put out some broken biscuits to attract Herring Gulls for a photo shoot.

 I never expected to see the Ravens...and just clicked away...

...most of these images I haven't shared before... the last few I have.
I had never been this close to such a magnificent wild bird... the largest member of the crow family in the UK

Stunning birds to see so close... almost too close to capture with the camera.

I have checked the times the images were taken... they were this close for over fifteen minutes.

Picking up the last of the crumbs...

...while keeping me in it's sight all the time.
A moment I will never forget...and by the way the biscuits of choice were... Hobnobs.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

40 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

fantastic shots! :)

TexWisGirl said...

handsome birds with lots of great feather detail in these shots!

Genie Robinson said...

What piercing eyes...what fine, fine captures. genie

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome closeups of the Ravens!

Joe Beale said...

Hobnobs! What excellent taste these Ravens have.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What an awesome bird and fantastic shots ~ love the last one ~ carol ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

A handsome fellow indeed, Andrew, and what terrific captures!!! I love being able to see him so "up close and personal" Terrific post for the day, thanks for sharing! Have a great week!
Sylvia

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, what a terrific shooting the Ravens, I love them.

Cynthia said...

Nice close ups!

Fun60 said...

That first shot I find quite menacing. Could easily have had a part in Hitchcock's film 'The Birds'

Adam Jones said...

Superb shots Andrew.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Impressive shots!!

Sondra said...

That is such a handsome fellow...hope your doing well Andrew!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Awesome!

Stephanie said...

absolutely stunning shots, such fine details of his eyes, feathers and the reflection of flying bird in the last shot in his eye.

mick said...

Great photos and very exciting when wild birds come this close - without fear!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

They are amazing birds and few people appreciate them. I was happy to read that you do. These are incredible close-ups Andrew. I don't remember you posting them before (may have been on the road at the time) so thank you for showing them again.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what amazing close-ups!

Carole M. said...

I remember you sharing the first of these 'Drew - great to see them all now; fabulous closeups

Dave said...

Wow, that's an incredible bird to get so close. Very scarce in most parts nowadays.

The Herald said...

Nice to see again Andrew, a lovely set of images...[;o)

Wandering Wren said...

From a Hobnob loving Wren from Australia to your Hobnob loving Ravens in Wales - i just love these photos! They are Brill.
Little Wandering Wren

Indrani said...

Excellent captures! Amazing details in each.

Andrea said...

You can see the intelligence in those eyes and you should feel honored to be so close (great shots, awesome detail) because they are seldom so trusting. I guess if you have the right biscuit ... :) Enjoyable post, Andrew ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Sandra said...

you are so right, stunning is the word, the details of their feathers are just fantastic and I love the first one that seems to be saying You there, whacha lookin at?

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Andrew!!!.. Wonderful pictures. Close-up and sharpness.. Thanks for your comment. Cheers!!!..

Amanda said...

Wow, so close!

Pantherka said...

Wonderful shots Andrew, beautiful photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fantastic photos of these handsome birds. How amazing to see them so close.

Jocee said...

Great photos of an awesome looking bird. He would do well in a horror movie though.

Brian King said...

Wow, these are fantastic, Andrew! Such regal birds! I love ravens. The first photo is spectacular!

Karen said...

These are excellent shots Andrew! What a powerful looking bird!

Stewart M said...

Now that a good final image - the bird reflected in the eye is wonderful.

Hobnobs - why pick any other biscuit!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil Slade said...

"Stunning" is the only word that fits Andrew. A fabulous bird when seen so close. Mostly I get distant views from the still very wild Ravens in these parts.

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

NatureFootstep said...

lol, almmost a little too close. :)

bailey-road.com said...

These are awesome shots, Andrew. I love these clever birds.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Andrew..I am guessing that this is the post you wanted to use for Nature Notes since you linked two days ago.These are wonderful photos of your favorite walking area and I read above that you are having trouble. I am so sorry and I wonder what could be wrong. I am glad that the steroids have helped, but I hope you can some answers and of course your mobility back too... Michelle from Nature Notes..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant images Andrew..are these the birds that starred in Mr. Hitchcock's movie :))

Jo's World said...

Thanks very much to TexWisGirl for sharing your blog with me. Ravens are my bird love and these are just perfect pictures!

Cheers to you, too, for getting so close and gaining their trust.

Jo in Minnesota USA