I’ll been watching a pair of Nuthatchs all spring – they started nesting in a tit box months ago and now appear to be raising an unknown number of young ones. The Nuthatch is actually not that common a bird here in this part of West Yorkshire and not seen at all most years (at least by me).Continue reading “Nuthatch”
I didn’t buy the Sony A7Riv for wildlife but the wildlife at Dove Stone Reservoir didn’t care and this little chap kept photobombing me ! Clearly well used to people he was determined to get in on the show so it would have been rude not to frame up a few shots of him (could be a her of course as no sexual dimorphism in Robins).Continue reading “Photobombed”
Kitulgala – Day 3
7 March 2020
This morning, before dawn, we headed off into the hills to the north of Kitulgala.
Wilpattu National Park – Day 2 (Birds Part 1)
27th February 2020
Today was a full day in the park i.e sunrise until sunset – 6.00am to 6.00pm, so an early start.
We arrived at the park entrance at about 5.45am and joined a few other “jeeps” waiting for the park to open. Had this been Yala Block 1 there would have been many dozens if not hundreds of “jeeps”, fortunately Wilpattu is somewhat off the main tourist route and therefore is much quieter than Yala and all the better for it. On reflextion we enjoyed Wilpattu far more than Yala and were really glad we included it in our itinerary, many do not.
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You Cryptic Bustard
The Houbabra Bustard is found across North Africa and the Canary Islands, they are not easy to find in part because of their scarcity but also despite their size their plumage is increadibly cryptic and difficult to spot in their preferred desert habitat.
Grouse at 1200mm
After an absolutely dreadful period of rain here in the UK I finally managed to galvanise myself to actually get out and take some photographs. On various facebook forums that I subscribe to there has been much much talk about the new MC20 2x tele-converter that Olympus have launched that works with the 40-150 f/2.8 and the 300mm f/4.0 pro lenses.
Getting to grips with my new Olympus 300mm f/4.0. For the last year and a half or so I have been using the PL 100-400 for bird photography, amongst other things, and generally have been very happy with it.