Sunday, 26 February 2012

Learning Curve.

I've been trying to get better composition images with clean blurred backgrounds and the best place to practice this is at the local feeding statoin.I've posted a few images of my efforts below and any comments for me to improve my composition and presentation would be welcome.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Sunday I was of early to Newton Marsh to see what was about.A sparrowhawk whizzed down the channel and a kestrel hunted the marsh,four buzzards floated over till the carrion crows started to mob them.A steady stream of lapwings,godwits and starlings landed on the marsh to feed with the impressive numbers of duck,a few lapwing were displaying and calling that wonderful PEEWIT call.I counted six skylarks in the field and fourteen meadow pipits on the fence and bramble bush,three hares were visible and one was very obliging and I managed a few images. In the late afternoon I called at a local common to see if Icould see the SEO's,two owls were hunting occasionally giving close but fleeting views due to the dogwalkers,but Imanaged a few images and was very pleased to see the owls as I class this area as part of my local patch.I have posted a few images of the days sightings and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did watching and capturing images of this wonderful wildlife on my doorstep.


Thursday, 16 February 2012


Brian picked me up at 10.00 am for a trip out to Rossall for the high tide,at Higher Bartle a sparrowhawk glided   low over the roadside and up a farm track looking for breakfast.We joined Dave at Rossall the conditions were perfect and the sanderling and turnstones kept us busy with are lenses.A peregrine dived bombed the small flock of birds a couple of times with no success,a great sight to see.We had an hour on the Marine Lake with the tufted duck,mallard,turnstone,and redshank.On to Pilling were a kestrel was at the picnic site and on Cockerham road a snipe was close to the roadside and I managed a few images.Down Gulf  lane a well fed kestrel  was sat on a post and the camera was in action again,further on the little owl was in it's usual place.On the way home a barn owl was spotted  and the cameras were out again the light was fading but we managed  some images of this wonderful bird.A great way to finish a wonderful day,thanks to Brian and Dave for great company.I have posted a few images of the days sightings below for you to enjoy.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Short-eared Owl's.

After hearing a report of S E O's at a sight on the Lancashire Mosslands just south of the Ribble,I paid a few visits and was rewarded with some lovely but distant views of these wonderful owl's.I have posted a few of my better images below for your enjoyment.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Hares at Newton Marsh.

After hearing reports of hare coursing at Newton Marsh,I decided to have a trip down there to see if  any hares were left on the marsh.I counted a total of four hares one of which came  close enough to allow me to capture a few images some of my better images are posted below.

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