Managed to get out and see a couple of local Short Eared Owl's recently which were pretty good and I had forgotten just how good they actually are. A few shots here taken on a rather dark / grey day.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Friday, 11 December 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
Saturday, 25 April 2015
I had planned to spend today looking for, watching and hopefully photographing Wood Warblers. I did have a little look for them last weekend but didn't give it that long and so this morning was all about the Warblers.
I did check for any colour ringed individuals but none were noted today but who knows? maybe some might pass through the area on route to northern climes.
This is the first time I have had the opportunity to photograph Wood Warblers and so I am half happy with the results but they are very mobile at times and when up high can be very tricky to get decent light in the shot
Another good day in the forest with Wood Warblers taking the league leaders position and Firecrest dropping down in to second position. Redstarts were present but remained elusive every time the camera was ready. Coal Tits, Tree Creepers, Siskins & Crossbills all added to the mix with Common Buzzards passing over head from time to time.
Below shows one of the Firecrest shots from today.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Had a wander through one the high heaths of the forest today and despite the chilling north east wind it was pretty warm in the sheltered spots. Dartford Warblers were pretty abundant today with birds almost appearing to sing from every gorse bush.
Other bits seen today:
Hobby 1 - North of Acres
Redstart - several cracking males
Tree Pipit -
Marsh Tit 2
Covered a lot of sites and ground today and thoroughly enjoyed the surroundings, the sun and fresh air.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
After a couple of glorious days it really was time to get out, grab some fresh air and try some "clicking" and this little gem stole the show and worthy of solo slot here on a very poorly-updated blog.
I have only seen Firecrest on the ground once before and so to have this individual feeding really was appreciated.