Friday, 26 June 2009

Merlin lands at school

No, not the bird! The royal navy landed a merlin helicopter at school today as a demonstration. I had to borrow Paul Freestone's Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 because my Tamron is being fixed and my 400mm was (then) my widest lens. Thanks Paul! So all my photo's are taken with that. Taken with Canon 1D MKII and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Heron at Walmsley.

One of two (poss. 3) herons at Walmsley on Sunday. Taken with Canon 1D MKII and Canon 400mm f/5.6.
It was my first visit to Walmsley and I can clearly say I will be visiting again. As well as Walmsley Angie and Trevor showed me and mum around their local patch, Par. We also tried for the Black Duck at Colliford but to no avail, although dipping on the Duck, Angie and Trevor managed to get me Reed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher for the list.
2 weeks ago I was in Lake Vyrnwy for my school work experience I got 11 life ticks during the week , these were-
Red Grouse, Tawny Owl, Redstart, Garden Warbler, Wood Warbler, Goshawk, Dipper, Merlin, Mistle Thrush, Tree Pipit, Cross Bill. After looking on Bird Guides on the Friday we decided to call into Ham Wall in Somerset where the Male Little Bittern had been, We spent 2 hours around the reserve on the Sunday but there was no sign, although I did get Bittern on my life list.
So far in June I have added 14 Ticks to my life list putting me on 125.
Also I spent Thursday with a wildlife photographer from the area. I have put his website link in my links collumn, why no check it out.....

Monday, 15 June 2009


Just a few photo's taken at Gigrin Farm and Lake Vyrnwy, Wales last week. The laptop should be back tomorrow and faster than ever so I will do all the sorting through over the course of this week. Top two are a Nuthatch on a feeder outside of our Accommodation. Last two are Red Kites
taken at Gigrin Farm. All with Canon 1D MKII and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM.
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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Lake Vyrnwy

Im off to Lake Vyrnwy on Sunday and will be spending the week there for my school work experience. I will also be visiting Gigrin Farm ( Red Kite Feeding Station) during my stay. I am unsure on internet access for the week so I may not be able to post my pics throughout the week so you may have to wait until Monday 15th. Anyway I will be at Venus pool, Shropshire on Saturday and I'll definitely be able to post at least some then.
I am not on the laptop at the mo' so I don't have any recent photo's to post so you will have to make do with boring writing.