Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wood Lark

I spent many hours surveying and studying Wood Larks in the 80's and 90's and still regard them as one of my favourite birds but my contact has fallen into disrepair in recent years -- need to update the Lincs breeding data as there has been a loss of birds in recent years as clear fells have been replanted
first 6 photos Canon 1D4 and Canon 300 2.8 II with Canon 1.4 III and remained with Canon 2x III

warm afternoon and Adders

amazing numbers of Ladybirds around the heathland sites as well as the adders
all images Canon 300 2.8 II and Canon 2x III

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bar-tailed Godwit

another blast from the past - I recall laying in the mud to get a low angle on this juv feeding

Slavonian Grebe one from 2011

came across this image while looking for some others on the hard drives -- beautiful bird -- Waters' edge Barton April 2011


I have avoided the Short-eared Owl camp for most of the winter but had a quick look in the gloom yesterday -- all photos Canon 1D4 and Canon 300 2.8 II with 1.4 III converter mostly at 800 or 1600 ISO

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

garden birds

our small garden currently has a flock! of 13 House Sparrows and in the cold weather we had 10 Blackbirds a record count --the local Collared Doves are getting into display mode