Monday, 18 November 2013

yorkshire serin

Went to flambrough head in yorkshire on sunday to twitch the serin which has being about for 4 days, had to wait a couple of hours before it showed well for 10 mins, cracking little bird :) shame i left camera in car as i would have some cracking shots :( whilst waiting for the serin i found a firecrest in the nearby wood which most got onto, also in area 2 brambling.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Wader shots

Here is some shots of the waders in gateshead, godwit shot was hand held.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

photoless day

4 black-tailed godwits were still at lamesley water meadows along with single meadow pipit, 20+ curlew, 20+ greylags, 100+ lapwing, 20 + teal, buzzard and a green sandpiper was here on sunday.
Shibdon pond held 100+ lapwing,40+teal, kingfisher, red kite, 60+ bh gulls.
Far pastures held water rail, kingfisher, 20+ snipe, willow tit and the juv peregrine was photographed here the other day, no photographs today :( lets hope something is about tomorrow to get the new lens out :0. Winter weekend in norfolk could be on soon? 10 parrotcrossbills at holt cp would be nice along with  two barred crossbill at lynford :) just need a rough legged buzzard and bewicks swan to be settled! Norfolk target birds will be:
Shorelark, hen harrier, golden pheasant, rough legged buzzard, bewicks swan, two barred crossbill, parrot crossbill?, black brant all new for year :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Waders & Phalarope

Lamesley water meadows had 4 Black-tailed godwits and a Green sandpiper, lets hope they winter? South shields pier had a Grey phalarope which showed very well, well enough for me to try my new lens out again :)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

New lens test

Where else better to test the new lens than far pasture with a bag of bird seed :) and here is the results, not bad for my first attempt :0 had to buy a new tripod and head to cope with the weight, i'm sure i'll get used to humping it about :( lets hope the extra weight is worth it for some better photography? we'll see!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Up North

Went to Bamburgh to dip the Bonaparte's again, but first went to Long nanny to dip the shorelarks :( don't know where this dipping streak has come from but it want to get lost :0 Whilst dipping at long nanny i had 7 snow buntings/60+twite/jack snipe. Bamburgh (stag rocks) had Med gull/velvet scoter/purple sandpiper x 50+/knot x 30+. Here's a few shots from today.