Friday, 27 August 2021

Shetlands 2021

 

The red-throated Diver was another bird I was hoping too catch up with I saw quite a few on all the islands but not many photo opportunities.





Red-throated Diver loch of funzie Fetlar 








Charlie Watts 1941-2021 



Rest them sticks in peace Charlie thanks for the memories 
:0(








Sunday, 1 August 2021

Local Kingfishers

 I decided to stay home this weekend and see if the local kingfishers wanted to play. As dawn broke Saturday morning I was ready and waiting I did not  have to wait long before two birds started fishing from the perches I had erected the evening before , both male birds one adult and one juv.




This reminds me of someone but Im not brave enough to say who !!!!

I quite expected the fish to be Rudd but on this occasion it was a small Perch 

Not the most comfortable of places to sit but very enjoyable and peaceful 

Have a good week :0)



Sunday, 11 July 2021

Shetland 2021

The first few days of my Shetland trip was spent on Fetlar an island I have been going to 
since the age of 11 and has become a favourite place of mine.
Over the years I have  never been that lucky with the Phalropes until this year when it all came good with 9 birds showing well,feeding on the shore line and rock pools at low tide. 











Typical grey day on Fetlar 



Have a good week :0)




 

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Hooligans of Hermaness

 Ive just returned from a few weeks in the Shetlands. one of the places I visited was Hermaness on the island of Unst. I originally went there to photograph the Gannets but soon became distracted by the many great skuas that live there.


















Muckle flugga

Have a good week :0)





Thursday, 17 September 2020

Sutton park NNR

I Had been watching the reports on this bird for quite some time and despite most of the reports says that people where misbehaving chasing the bird about and the photographers  was doing an superb job of getting us a bad name I decided it was too good an opportunity to miss.
I decided on a plan I would leave home at 4am arrival just before 6am walk across the park to its favourite spot as soon as it got light find the bird and then spend the next 2 hours with it in the the early morning sun light.

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together  😀





By 9am the crowds had started to appear and the light had become quite harsh so I decided to give it best and make for home. 

By the time I had packed my kit away there was 4 photographers trying to hide behind the bush that the bird had previously been feeding from !!!!


Be lucky :0)

 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Cheddar reservoir



  I spent Sunday with this Grey phalarope not the most obliging bird at first but after the crowds had dispersed and the idiots stopped chasing it round the reservoir it performed beautifully .





Have a good week :0)