Saturday, 31 October 2009

Needed a break from fixing my virus ridden laptop today so we headed north to Swarland caravan park to see a friend who has recently purchased a caravan there and she told me of some rather odd looking birds she had stumbled on while out for a walk so we headed over to see if we could find them. It was rather a surprise to find several EMU in the heart of rural northumberland!
Rather entertaining little chaps these are.

Monday, 19 October 2009

WWT Washington 18th October 2009

A couple from WWT Washington, the weather was horrible with very poor light so ISO 800 was needed to get some half decent shots using my pal Keith Reeder's Canon 30D body he has kindly loaned out to me! combined with my canon 100-400L IS USM lense.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Crow or Jackdaw? Both look the same to me :)

Could be a crow, could be a jackdaw? Who knows and does anyone really care?
I've been informed probably a jackdaw? Please correct me if i'm wrong.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Druridge Ibis

I've been working on my Druridge Glossy Ibis pics again and found this one which I think is rather nice.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

3 from today

A nice stonechat from st. Marys this morning

A coot from Killingworth lake
A Canada goose from Killingworth lake.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Bolam Nuthatch

A nice nuthatch which I photographed at Bolam lake in March 09 they are very tame at Bolam and you if you're lucky you can get them to feed out of your hand!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

My first attempt at butterflies

I think its a small tortoiseshell on a flower at Bolam Lake in Northumberland
I particularily like the small fly in the top image.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Farne Islands

Ealier in the year I headed across to the Farnes with my good friends Keith Reeder, Barry Fisher and Marcus Conway along with a few others from
I've selected a few of my favourites for this post on my blog I do hope you like them.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Glossy Ibis

I finally called into the Oddie hide at Druridge Pools on Sunday 3rd to see if I could get the ibis which has been around for a week or so now. After getting my camera set up and car locked I headed for the Oddie hide passing an old chap on the way who informed me that the ibis was 20 feet from the hides windows so quickly making my way up the hide.

I arrived to find John Malloy happily firing shot after shot of the bird just on the waters edge feeding on fish fry and flies. I very quickly settled down and started firing off a few shots of my own.

After half an hour or so the Ibis took off and headed into the top corner of the lake where it began feeding around the pipe. Soon the hide was full of photographers who had heard the Ibis was in front of the hide in a great position unfortunately (for them) they were just too late to see it close to the hide, I stayed for another half an hour but the Ibis never showed any signs of returning so we headed off back home to process my photos.