Sunday, December 31, 2006

last birds of 2006






still looking for some good light after a dismal December but I managed a few shots of the New Holland Whoopers late afternoon---eight adults and four cygnets now present but erratic in their close appearances--the three looking up were gazing at Common Gulls not a passing White
-tailed Eagle

whoooops






another dull day but at least the Whoopers were close in today--and a Mute for comparative purposes

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

shanks





after the thick fog we now have appallingly poor light with a thick cloud blanket covering the area for days--photography is virtually pointless but after a couple of weeks I felt obliged to try--the Spotted Redshank reappeared at Barton after 7 weeks absence---roosting Redshank on the sewage pipe at Barton and the old boat at New Holland---The Whooper Swans were not in co-operative mood today

Sunday, December 17, 2006

a bit of luck




after many days of effort a bit of luck when a SEO perched up and stayed for a couple of minutes on a roadside post--300f4 lens shaking! out of car window

more owls




flying flammeus







a few of the many images!

assorted birds






a flock of 12 adult Whoopers at Worlaby included two colour ringed birds Z47 and V79---the roadside Stonechats still present and Barn Owl at dusk

worlaby dawn






various shots from the day at Worlaby---sunrise and sunset-- a long but rewarding day

Friday, December 08, 2006

WEdge Med






a nice first-winter Med Gull on waters' Edge this am but never too close and no bread to hand!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

flammeus overload




a very brief spell with the SEO's today (see belwo) produced some of my best results so far--for interested photographers todays pics were all taken with just the Canon 300 f4 at 400ISO whereas yesterday's efforts were with the 300f4 and .4 converter at ISO 500 (all with Canon 1DMkIIN)