Rain and Flu
My photos activities during the last couple of weeks have been curtailed by a bad dose of flu and some grim autumnal weather. Unfortunately the brief appearances of sunshine do not seem to coincide with my moments of free time. I have managed a few grabbed photos here and there but could do with a good productive session somewhere.
The following photos have been taken in my local area. The Wirral is a wonderful place to live for a bird photographer as there are so many different birds available to photograph. Winter is my favourite time at least when the weather is kind.
For those interested in camera bodies the following photos were taken with the Canon 7D.
When times are tough the local sea gulls always provide good practice for flight photography.
Knot are obviously at their most spectacular in a large swirling flock but I think that the individual birds also have a certain appeal.
There are plenty of Oystercatchers around at the moment but mainly on the fields digging up earthworms.
The local model boating lake is full of Mute Swans, with this one taken as the sun had just disappeared at the end of the day.
A Barn Owl hunting voles out on the local salt marshes
To finish off this rather mixed post my local nemesis the Green Woodpecker. We don't have many of these birds locally and I have tried and failed on numerous occasions to photograph this particular bird but its extremely difficult to get anywhere close to it. This day I managed to catch it but still have not achieved what I am after with it. One day my perseverance will be rewarded!