Wetland Birds in Spring

Following on from the Woodland Birds article, this entry features the birds that can be seen at Mere Sands Wood and Martin Mere. The chicks are beginning to venture out onto the pools and ponds accompanied by their protective parents (except for the Coots that is) and they are much easier to capture photographically than…

Woodland Birds in Spring

Spring has certainly sprung during the last few weeks and I’ve been out with my camera to see and capture what’s’ been happening. It’s the time of year when the woodland birds are seeking partners, nesting and bring up their offspring and is probably the busiest time of year for these creatures. It has been…

Kingfisher Pair

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally got around to processing the Kingfisher images that I shot earlier in the month. We were treated to a superb spectacle as both the male and female were present at times during the day. In fact, three times we witnessed the male passing fish to his partner…

In Search of the GCG

A visit today to Mere Sands Wood near Rufford developed into a fine day with Spring sunshine and minimal rain. The meres were populated by water birds pairing up and confirming bonds prior to the mating and subsequent rearing of their offspring. Many species were noted both on the water and on the banks. Below…

Brockholes

I spent an hour and a half ┬áhaving a gentle stroll through Brockholes reserve looking for subjects to point the camera at. There wasn’t much to see out on the water that were within shooting distance but there were quite a few woodland birds scooting about. I paused for ten minutes to see what stopped…

The Wren

I was invited to go and photograph a fellow club member’s local Wren, a bird that has won him many accolades and I couldn’t resist the opportunity. This is not a bird that I have seen very much of and certainly hadn’t got any photographs of the species. The weather was a bit damp and…

Red Squirrels at Hawes

A day was spent with a group of Red Squirrels in a location close to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. The weather was dull and overcast and with the Squirrels being in a small copse, the light was very low and this made any action shots just about impossible. I needed the camera ISO at…