Brown Hares at Hassington near Kelso in the Scottish Borders

These are some of the pictures I took when I saw the kestrel attacking the brown hare. I counted seventeen hares in the field spread out across the field. I was constrained by time and I only had a couple of hours before I had to leave. When it was time to leave I wanted to stay longer as I am certain that there was going to be some really great action occurring due to the number of hares present and I cant tell you just how frustrating that is

I managed some images of some action in the time I had in front of them. The early morning light was really good, usually the light is indifferent, so to get good light and not be able to take advantage of it just added to my frustration.

The hares were just running around and then resting  there seemed to be one Jill (female) with a number of Jacks (males) in close proximity., There where a few little skirmishes happening and here are some of the pictures.

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Ron McCombe

I am a full time wildlife photographer living in the Scottish Borders. I do most of my photography in Scotland in the Highlands and Islands as well as the Scottish Borders. I also travel to Northern Scandinavia, North America, Canada and South Africa to photograph birds and mammals. I organize workshops and deliver illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. My work has been featured in many magazines and publication and I have written just one book so far entitled “Wildlife through my Viewfinder” which is a collection of photographs and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy this blog and website. I will try to update it as often as possible. I have recently started a newsletter, if you would like to receive it please sign up using the button on the front page of my website

8 thoughts on “Brown Hares at Hassington near Kelso in the Scottish Borders”

  1. You get such clear photos of movement without fuzziness – excellent stuff.

  2. Hi Ron; spent some time in the field in front of Orminston House trying to capture “Hare Photo’s” but my longest lense was not good enough to get these kind of results… Great shots.

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