Well it’s a new year though to be honest nothing much has changed….yet. However Lisa on her blog has set a new list of challenges so I can forget about being miserable and search my files for appropriate images. This week https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/01/01/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-with-long-wingspans/
The Red Kite is a large bird of prey. It has a wingspan of up to 6 feet (195cm). Not much of a hunter it prefers scavenging. Once driven to the point of extinction in the UK a successful re-introduction scheme has seen numbers soar (pun intended).
The UK’s heaviest flying bird at up to 22lbs (10+kg) needs big wings to get airborne (and a long run up). The Swan’s wings stretch out to around 7.5 feet (238cm).
To finish another bird of prey and a favourite shot some may remember. Like the Kite the Marsh Harrier was another bird in danger of extinction in Britain in the 60’s. It’s numbers increased naturally as habitats were improved. One of it’s favoured areas being the Norfolk Broads. The Harrier’s wingspan, just over 4ft (130cm).
Hope these images are crisp. I have been noticing a lot of compression recently on my wp uploads especially landscapes. Sadly due to the theme and plan I’m on I cannot decrease this compression which wp put on to make loading images quicker. Seems a shame that one of the reasons for doing this blog was to show my photos to their best but I’m unable to unless I spend mega bucks on a new plan 😖