Thursday 29th March
Thursday saw us starting at 8.00am for a trip to Knighton to visits our friends Judy , and David , followed by a trip from Knighton to Rhayader, too photograph the Red Kites at the Gigrin Farm feeding station , and meet up with another Flickr friend, Izzy .
Two short delays on the Motorways meant we arrived at Knighton at 10.20am , where David had the Tea pot warmed up especialy for Kay.
Feeling refreshed we took a short walk around Knighton with two delightful encounters with a Nuthatch , and a Dipper. Unfortunatey no pictures of the Dipper, must go back for him .
Whilst Judy and I walked a little way along the river , Kay and David headed for the local tea rooms , now theres a surprise.
Having joined Kay and David , and after an excellent hot chocolate , our too brief visit to Knighton was over , and we headed of too Rhayader, having said our goodbyes.
Having arrived at Gigrin I found that Izzy ( my Flickr friend ) had not arrived yet , and that there were only two spaces left in the photography hides , so I quickly booked our places .
Izzy arrived shortly afterwards, and we headed down to the hide to set up, and wait for the 3.00 pm feeding.
The clanking noise of the tractor indicated feeding time had arrived , and out of apparently no where , the sky began fill with Kites.
I concentrated on trying to capture the Kites diving in to pick up their food , which they didn't always manage too hang on too.
I moved to 300mm without extenders to give me a better chance , and my success rate went up .
Didn't totally ignore the higher flying shots
Three and a half hours flew by,( excuse the pun ) , and facing a two and a half hour journey back , it was time to say our goodbye's to Izzy, and head back home.
A great day and thank you to Izzy , Judy, and David, for making it an even better day .
Hwyl fawr, tan y tro nesaf