Thursday, 31 December 2009

Not Dancing on Ice.

During a recent local park visit there was very little unfrozen water so the hardy wildlife was to be found walking on the water. So a few shots of Mrs Mallard showing me her dainty steps across the rink.

For more pictures of 'Ice Walkers' check out my "Early Birder" blog.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Greetings from him and me.

With just a few days to go I would like to wish all the 'followers' of my new FABirding photo-blog and all other passers-by a very Happy Christmas and a wildlife full 2010.

Special thanks to a friend and talented artist Kelly for producing this delightful watercolour of Robin Readbreast from my original are a 'star'.    FAB

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Its Snowing!

The forecated snow arrived during a walk in Richmond Park today but these fellows were totally unfazed by the change in conditions or the attention of a 'watcher'.

More images have been posted on my Early Birder blog soon.  FAB

Dribbling Swan.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

For more images of this individual please visit my "Early Birder" blog.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Deep in thought?

Black-headed Gull

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sweet Faced Fallow.

 One of the many 'sweet' faced Fallow Deer seen during my recent trip to Norfolk.   FAB.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Curlew in flight.

Curlew (Numenius arquata) captured in poor light at Stiffkey Marsh on 20 November 2009.

F/7.1    1/500   225mm (Original cropped)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

SkyWatch - The Evening Flight.

The majic of  'The Evening Flight' of thousands of Pink-footed Geese in North Norfolk.

For more fabulous Skywatch Friday images please click the link here or in the sidebar.  FAB.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

I was very fortunate to get a brief chance to capture some shots of these two Snow Buntings as they flitted along the beach at Horsey Gap right beneath the dune embankment. It was a chance sighting by a friend (thanks Keith) as we were watching Grey Seals hauled out on the beach so I rushed ahead of their flight direction and waited using the 70-300m at full stretch.

Horsey Gap - 18.11.09

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Grey Seals at Horsey Gap

Access to the beach at Horsey Gap is restricted from November to January as this is an important breeding area for Grey Seals with pups being born from December through to January. I took these shots from the high natural sandy dune embankment whilst trying to keep still in the constant high winds.

Horsey Gap - 18.11.09

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Salthouse Beach, Norfolk - 17.11.09

Friday, 8 May 2009

Test 1

This is a test post to check html settings that have been changed. I have widened the Outer Wrapper to 950px, Main Wrapper to 700px and the Footer to 950px but kept sidebar at 220px and retaining a margin of 30px.