Sunday, 13 November 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
|Knackered and in need of drink !|
|Red Deer yawning|
|Caring for one of his hinds|
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
I will be part of their exhibition which is taking place at Lloyds of London at the end of this month, and several of my pictures will be on display and for sale, which is a first for me.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
As the tides advanced, so did the birds.
|Knot taking off as the tide rises|
|Thousands of Oyster Catchers|
|Some of the estimated 200 people that made it for the spectacular|
|Bill Oddie ?|
I walked past the chap on the way back to the car at 10.30. It was 28 degrees at that point.......I wouldn't have wanted to sit next him on the drive home !
Saturday, 1 October 2011
After setting up for the sunrise I thought I might try for some silhouettes against the dawn sky.
Within 30 minutes, I wasn't alone.......
There was only 1 other car in the carpark when I arrived.
As I type this, it's 7.15 and I would say there's now another 100 or more people here.
Still, that gives the mossies plenty of other bodies to feed on.
Friday, 30 September 2011
I'm in North Norfolk for a couple of days and I have to say, I've never known anything like it. It's currently 5.10pm and I'm on a beach, in shorts and a teeshirt, wondering how red my sunburn is going to be tonight!
The car showed the temp at 30 degrees earlier, and tomorrow is Oct the 1st.
I've been here before at this time of year and enjoyed bitterly cold days and frosty mornings......this is like July, in Spain.
The next big tide is tomorrow morning, so I'll be up early to see the show.
The forecast is the same for tomorrow too, so it should herald a cracking sunrise.
One comment of the wildlife so far - I've not seen a single barn owl at any of my usual sites. I didn't see any at the end if august either. I hope that's because they've taken to feeding at night again rather than at dawn and dusk.......
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
I returned from my hols with a head full of ideas, but knowing deep down, that I'd have to wait a few more weeks for things to get going again and for the Autumn to really kick in.
At the weekend, Calum and I decided to take a trip to see if the Dartfords that we shot earlier in the year were still about, or more importantly, still approachable.
In a word, the answer was no. After a pre-dawn start, we met and Calum drove to the location - the day looked promising and we certainly heard a lot of the birds calling while they were looking amongst the heather for their food.
The heather was a sea of colour - beautiful purple and mauve.
This was the best shot I managed after 3 hours and more by luck than judgement:
You can get a hint of the colours here, but not really what I was after.....
Later in the day we moved to another location to see what was happening there. I have to say that I was surprised to see that Swallows were still feeding just fledged young - again, this is about the best I could do of one of the parents, with the hungary young behind ......