Archive for September, 2007

U’pond reflection

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I spent yesterday afternoon at Mere Sands Wood to see, and hopefully photograph, a Kingfisher. It made an appearnace but didn’t want to be photographed. Most of the activity was some distance away from the hide, which was a shame as by late afternoon the light was very nice. This chap was some 500ft away, requiring a 1.4x converter as well as a 500mm lens, but the reflection was worth keeping as a record.

A quiet week in September.

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Not a lot of bird activity to report over the last week, so I have posted an image of a Greylag taken at WWT Slimbridge earlier in the month. There have, however, been some spectacular sunsets which were worth the effort to brush the dust off the tripod…..



Rural crafts display – Rainford

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

I called in at the Rural Crafts Display today held in Rainford. The “Friends of the Red Squirrel” association were present as there are small numbers of reds in the area along with a falconry display. These two were part of their collection, a European Barn Owl and a Harris Hawk.



Egrets – Great White and Little

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

A trip to Leighton Moss early this morning, presented the Egret species. Large numbers of Little Egret feeding close to the hides and just one Great White showing for a short period.



Inner Marsh Farm

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

I went to Inner Marsh Farm one evening this week, to see what was on offer. The birds were quite a distance from the hide and the light was pretty good at around 7pm. As the sun was falling a lot of the light was missing the water surface, so I had a go at some in flight shots. I had to play around with the camera settings as most of my bird subjects to date have been of fairly static birds. Here are a pair of Canadian Geese.