Sunday, 20 April 2014

Stonechat.

After a lot of head scratching I very recently raided the savings and upgraded my cheaper Cannon 70-300mm 'kit' lens to the EF70-300mm  f4-5.6L IS USM lens and tested it out during a very brief walk at Witley Common. 

There was unfortunately very little bird life on view apart from a distant perched Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus). Above is the original shot taken hand-held as usual and below is a more detailed crop.


So am I pleased with the performance so far ..... definitely yes.  FAB.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Dabchick.


A Little Grebe that for once came close enough during a visit to WWT Barnes during early March ....FAB.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sedge Warbler.



A few images of Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) photographed during a stroll around Dungeness RSPB. (See the post on my main blog)

Check out its red gape as it utters its distinctive call.




Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Curlew.


A chance shot of a Curlew in flight taken at Thursley Common at the end of February......FAB

Monday, 19 August 2013

Recurvirostra avosetta..

Adult [Pied] Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and below is one of this years offspring. .

Both photographed at Tichwell RSPB Reserve, Norfolk.  FAB.

Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sympetrum danae.

This is a female Black Darter (Sympetrum danae). Image taken at Thursley Common and you can see more images on my main blogFAB.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Silver-washed Fritillary.

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

After a few visits to a local habitat I finally managed to find an adult male resting in-between territorial chases around a sunny woodland glade.

Linking to Camera Critters and NF Winged