Notes on Use of This Blog
1. With posts prior to 5th February, 2013 it is possible to see better quality enlarged images by clicking on the image. When finished, just click outside the enlarged image to return to the blog post. With posts from 5th February, 2013 there is no advantage in doing this as the images are to the same size and definition.
2. I have a policy that I always reply to comments on my blog, even if it's just to say thank you.
3. Please don't submit comments that include your own web address. For obvious reasons, they will not be published.
4. I'm now on Twitter - @RichardPegler1
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I arrived to find the site well-attended, but the 'clear shot' had the light in totally the wrong direction and only a partially obscured shot was available with reasonable light. With my pass rapidly running out of time, I managed to take several shots, and the partially obscured shots are greatly superior to the 'wrong light' shots. Subsequently several people have put very-much better pictures than mine of this bird on 'Birdguides' - I particularly like Steve Seal's - but I do like the light in the eye on my 1st shot below,
Monday, 26 May 2008
The following day we started with a visit to RSPB Lodmoor. As the weather was really bad, and the severe weather warning was in place, we just did a quick tour of the shorter circuit. We did manage to find Bearded Tit again, with just some record shots (better than nothing ?) of a juvenile obtained.
Bearded Tit - juvenile
Coot - I never cease to be amused by their feet !
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Osprey 08(97) landing on nest where 5N(04) is incubatingHowever, the Lyndon Reserve is also great for a good variety of other birds. I was on duty as an Osprey Volunteer yesterday, but I started off with a visit to Shallow Water hide. On the way, amongst other things, I found some Willow Warblers (one of which I took some shots of).
Black Headed Gull taking off
Black-Headed Gull 'walking on water'
On the way home, there was a fine sunset which I just had to stop and photograph!