Sunday, 20 April 2014


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


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.


Thursday, 10 April 2014


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.


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