Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Far Ings 27.9.11.

Common Kingfisher and Goldcrest, both taken during this mornings session at Far Ings.

Monday, 19 September 2011

More Kingfisher at Far Ings. 18.9.11

Both of these shots taken at ISO 2000, and whilst they are acceptable I can't say I'm happy with them. There is just no getting away from the fact that there's no substitute for good light.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Goldcrest and Treecreeper at Far Ings today. 15.9.11.

I decided to look for these two species in the small thorn woods around the reserve today after a poor session in the hide. I knew it wouldn't be easy to get many decent shots of these two tricky species with the trees still in full leaf. Also I wondered if It might be a bit early as they are not as numerous here in the summer months.  To my surprise there were a few goldcrests on the reserve already. Not as easy to find yet though as they are in the winter. The treecreepers were not as evident, I only managed to track two birds down. They gave themselves away with the distinct shrill sound rather than thier musical song. I will look forward to trying again during the winter when the light penetrates the bare trees and these lovely birds roam the woods joining flocks of tits feeding.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Marsh Harrier from July 27th.

Here is a Marsh Harrier shot from far ings I didnt get round to editing from July. Never seem to find the time to get them all done.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Far Ings 11.9.11.

The first Bearded Tit I've seen in quite a while. A pair were present today but only one showed in the open.  Also male Marsh Harrier made a high speed pass carried by the very strong wind.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Little Grebe 9.9.11.

This Little Grebe fed this chick while its partner fed a second chick. They both caught fish almost at will. The birds didn't mind my presence, but the light was less than ideal this afternoon, with only hazy sunshine breaking through at times and otherwise mostly cloudy . Whatever happened to the summer.