Sunday, March 22, 2015

Epping forest

I thought I would try the local woods this weekend for all the resident birds included my first singing chiffchaff, treecreeper and nuthatch for the year.

 






Monday, March 16, 2015

bittern walking the walk

 I was given the chance to visit the bittern hide at lea valley today for half an hour, so I didn't think there was much chance of seeing a bittern but true to the hides name a bittern soon arrived and walked slowly across the man made channel.
  









 With no chance of seeing it in the reeds it was gone and so was I.




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Little owls and tails

Over the past week I got out with the new camera and stayed local. 
Don't you love it  when nature touches on the human side wink wink. 
 This is first time I've had the chance to photograph little owls and forgot how small they are to the naked eye 
 The owls and the buzzard from the car window 
makes a good hide
 These pair of grey wagtails performed well down a local stream



 nature on the human side again literally

 wren in the sun
 buzzard from the car again

 A couple of buzzards over the garden at the weekend calling and displaying 
distant but fantastic to watch from your garden.
 I found these two little whilst driving through the lanes in billericay




Sunday, March 1, 2015

serin at gunners park

Just had a fantastic Sunday morning with Shaun at gunners park with serin being the highlight with it frequently returning to the same bushes . 





Another showy redshank in the pond near the carpark probably the same one as last week.

Over the patch in the week some other chances to use the new camera.








Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gunners park

I brought a new camera yesterday so what better place to try it out.
Canon 1d mk3 with a 400mm f5.6 lens


I was hoping for some stonechat photos but a redshank will do !! 



 Then on to southend for some med gull action



can't wait to get out again.

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