Tuesday, 20 November 2012


The Waxwings return to Preston has been on a regular basis in the last few years and this year is no exception,about 150 birds have been seen at 3 or 4 sites in the city.Although the birds have been flighty and difficult to pin down on occasions they have performed for the cameras and plenty of people have captured images of these photogenic birds.I have posted a few of my better efforts of trying to capture the birds in flight below.I will do another post of the Waxwings on the berries very soon.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


I've visited Marton Mere 9 times at dusk to try and capture images of the starling roost,but they haven't played ball for me this year.On one or two occasions there have been nice sunsets and I have posted a few images of my efforts to capture the setting sun.The first image shows Whooper Swans flying off to roost,while the second image [if you look close enough] shows a sparrowhawk sat in the tree in the middle of the photograph waiting for the Starling to appear.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Monday a.m. was bright and cold so I decided on a visit to Newton Marsh to see what was about.Plenty of Wigeon,Teal with a few Coots,Moorhens,Shovelers,Mallard and a pair of Gadwall. On the wader front lots of distant Lapwing,Curlew,Golden Plover with a few Starling mixed in.About 10 Redshank were flying around the marsh while 8 Whooper Swans flew over north east.I've posted a few images from my enjoyable morning at Newton Marsh.

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