Sunday, March 25, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I was hoping to see some Ruff close in to the hide but they not were present but a Pintail did leave the water and I think the first time I have seen one on dry land.The reed bunting always look good in the spring and several males were visiting the feeders near one of the hides.
Passing Marshside RSPB on the way home, I stopped for a short while, but it was generally quiet in front of the hides except for a lone shoveler.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
and against the orange paint!!! of the garden wallHopefully I will have some new shots to show soon.
Apart from that just the usual birds coming in amongst which were...
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Orange headed thrush
Red whiskered Bulbul
Superb Spreo Starling
Asian Glossy Starling
Not sure of the names of the next two!!!
and to finish off a Taveta Golden Weaver and Lillac Breasted Roller
Hopefully the light and conditions will be better tomorrow.....
Thursday, March 15, 2007
It is great getting photographic access to private sites as it is grood to have freedom without disturbance. Thought I would post some recent birds from private sites that I have access to . The first set is from a private woodland where I set up a feeding station earlier this year.
I am not sure why but I really like Dunnock and despite their lack of colour, they hold a lot of interest to me.
and to finish off a new species for me, the unfortuately rapidly declining Tree sparrow
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Its not often you get to see those long hind claws
and my first attempt at a flight shot which I will hopefull try and improve on over the next couple of weeks.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The other day I noticed the first lark of the year rising vertically in song and made a mental note to return there with the camera. A brief visit in some poor light and my open stalking of skylarks was somewhat disrupted by dogwalkers but at least managed a couple of shots.
They are so well camouflaged that unless in flight or song they are very difficult to spot.
I was getting closer and closer to this bird by slowly moving foward and just got to where I wanted to be when I heard a loud bark of a black labrador from behind and the bird was gone.