Friday, 28 April 2017

It's been "dog grooming" day today and the nesting birds have taken advantage!

Blue Tit
 
Blue Tit
 
House Sparrow

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Jackdaw

Jackdaw


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Red squirrels at Brownsea island.



It wouldn't be a trip to Brownsea without trying for some red squirrel photos!

It took us quite a while before we found any but then in the late afternoon we happened on a couple that were very active and we managed to grab a few pics.

To be quite honest I had too big a lens for the job, a 300 mm would have been ample but the 500mm came good for the wading birds!







Spotted Redshank... summer plumage !




A cracking summer plumage Spotted Redshank in the lagoon of Brownsea Island in Poole harbour Dorset on Tuesday 18th April.




Sunday, 16 April 2017

Kingfishers actively feeding young now... 16th April 2017



One of my kingfisher nests have hatched and the parents are both actively feeding the young with small fish fry.







Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dippers

Female Dipper



A few shots of dippers from this morning's shoot at a fast flowing stream through the Cornish countryside.

Not too sure what was going on as we thought they were feeding mobile fledged youngsters but were also feeding each other and mating!


Female Dipper with male Dipper behind.

Female Dipper with larva


Friday, 31 March 2017

Harvest mice......


A few shots of these harvest mice on reed heads and on corn stalks.

All set up of course but it's very rare to even see a harvest mouse in the wild let alone photograph one!







Thursday, 30 March 2017

Focus on foxes!

A bit of photographic practice with these captive foxes yesterday.
I joined David and some of his University students at the West Country Wildlife Photography Centre over the Cornish border in Devon.
We tried some slow shutter panning, some high shutter speed action shots and a few portraits.
All good fun!