Friday, December 27, 2013

December Update

Not been to productive since the last post but have spent more time in the Lancashire area - Southport - Marshside -Mere sands etc.
Parked up at Marshside, walked 1/2 way to the sea, then realised the keys were still in the car, can't print what someone said and called me, so phone the AA and wait.

 Above photo's show what the weather was like so not to many photo's taken but here are a few

The next week found us at Mere Sands but it was not brilliant here either, did get a few Heron shots though.

                                                             plus this sunrise on the way

Boxing day was just a wander resulting in a few views

 The year is not ended yet, so we may get a few more days out before then, if the weather will play ball, the last picture is one I managed to get last Sunday, when the Sun did decide show it's self, in between showers and very dark windy bits.


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Recent Weeks

Over the last 3 week end's Trace and myself have been exploring the wildlife around the Southport area and had a fair bit of success, the major coup has to be the Water Rail we got 2 weeks ago.
A few images are below but the rest are all on my Picasa site.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Still quiet at Knypersley

Two weeks since last visit and no real change, 2 Mistle Thrush high in the trees at the far end of the dam but they would not come down to have their photos taken. Same old.

Used 300L f4 as the super long macro lens for this shot

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Leighton Moss

After Autumn Watch the place is heaving, I think I will have to leave any more visits till after Xmas or go in the week.
After Xmas I shall be cutting my working week down to 4 days, so I will have more time to visit all of the haunts midweek.
Just a feel for the place below,

The Bearded Tits were surrounded by the football crowd so I gave them a miss, will have to wait untill another time !

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Quick wander around Westport before lunch

A bit mucky early, so left it till 11.30 ish, only had one walk around but found the 2 Pigeon's very obliging, the Robin was there of course, with the lady Chaffinch looking down at me.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Doxey Marsh

Had a wander over to Doxey this morning, very damp and grey, when it did clear a bit saw Shoveler [pair] +1 Drake, Teal [pair], plenty of lapwings and a good number of Snipe.

Weather turned even worse so hasty retreat back home.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

GLOSSY IBIS in a wet and windy BOLTON.

Sunday saw myself and Trace traveling north up the M6,M62,M60,M61 and onto a cold and dark Bolton.
Soon located the Ibis in the field behind the pub, a few other diehards were braving the elements as well.
The sun didn't really put in an appearance all day and the birds never came that close, then when the man with the horse and trotting trap came bowling down the road the Ibis legged it.

The rest are on the Picasa site.