Wednesday, 29 October 2014

NIGHT TIME BIRDING

With the dark evenings drawing in very fast i was great time to go owl hunting,arriving upon site just as the light was fading single barn owl hunting low,driving a bit further two short eared owls chasing each other,great stuff,well so i set myself up 40d on the DO lens,as 1d has none, manual settings flash all primed ready to go,first few shots be honest where rubbish,so i kept going 7 barn owls hunting all at once wonderful views in the cars head lights,here are a few ok shots,i will be back for more armed with a speedlite for the 1d







Wednesday, 22 October 2014

LITTLE AUK

Stayed in yesterday as i waited for my camera to arrive back after being repaired,so i was chomping at the bit to get out to give the camera a good going over,headed to recuvler for first light bit of a waste black red and med gull best i could do,so headed to hampton via picking up some bread for the gulls,feeding the gulls single common and plenty of black heads

walking back i bumped into john tilbrook and co.quick chat and wander added rock pipit,so i head off to the beach and saw a black bird bobbing about so i called razorbill,then i lifted my bins up fxxxing hell a little auk great bird at anytime,so i ran back to my car to get my phone to put the news out headed back and the bird had gone so a quick scan and pick it up a long way out,with this i head off to get my scope and john was heading off,i turned around and the little auk was right next to the pier giving cracking views so we heading on to the pier we where only feet away
















Monday, 20 October 2014

IN THE ISLAND SUN

a few shots from the island a wheatear which just sat there and a black red doing they normal trick giving me the run around all shots taken with the 40d the 1d returns tomorrow at last,the light went as i was taking the shots of the black red                                                                                                   











Sunday, 5 October 2014

TWO IN A HOUR

Two in a hour not bad going that is, short eared owls at palm bay yesterday morning both in off,one heading straight in land no messing the 2nd bird getting mobbed left right and centre from starlings crows,gulls kept heading back out to sea and darting in,but to no avail,it ending up flying down towards walpole bay




Saturday, 4 October 2014

1ST WINTER CASPIAN GULL

been very lucky with the caspian gulls seen one nearly every time i go,this one was a jem up close and personal,shame it was raining and very dull still got a few shots in,ringed as a chick this spring at the kozielno colony,jankowice by jacek betleja

















Thursday, 25 September 2014

PATCH TICK

Patch ticks every once in a while but with the harbour you have to wait a little bit longer,with andy finding a black neck grebe on tuesday,me and rob did a tour of the cliffs and then the harbour,the bird was distant at first but came in close,but i spooked it so it had back out to sea,hour and a bit later we was reward with close ish views






also seen was 1st 2nd and 3rd winter lesser black backed gulls


this is a 3rd winter got me stumped until mick pointed out there dont have yellow legs yet