last at Bempton I returned for another look. This time I was hoping for some better light and the opportunity to get some photogarphs of Fulmars. I was not disappointed on either count. It was less windy than last time which meant the birds were not as active or as high - but I had a grand day, and was very pleased with the results. This was one of my favourite flight shots of the day.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Today I'm pretty certain that I managed my first chiff-chaff. It didn't sing, so I'm not entirely sure - but there were a lot of them around and in appearance it fits the bill.
I was also entertained by a pair of yellow wagtails. Hopefully I can return to get a better shot of them later in the week now I know where they are.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
I took quite a lot of pictures today, but I was especially taken by this pair of pochard portraits. There were a small group of red crested pochards swimming out in one of the ponds. Once I sat down they became bolder and this male swam almost right up to me.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Today however, I made it across to Kempton Nature reserve - and despite dire predictions regarding the weather this weekend, it was actually a lovely afternoon. Not a lot going on while I was there, but it was nice to be out in the sun. With not a lot of activity on the water I contented myself with shots of small birds. The highlight of the afternoon was this back-lit dunnock which came in to feed directly in front of the hide.