Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

November 15th 2010

Red-breasted Merganser

After my 4th attempt at the Red-breasted Merganser at nearby Shustoke Reservoir i finally managed to get the bird in much better light!

Red-breasted Merganser (female)

Whilst waiting for the Merganser to come within range had a little play with the commoner birds!!


Canada Goose


Friday, 12 November 2010

November 11th & 12th 2010

A txt from Tom Perrins alerted me to the fact a female/juv Red-breasted Merganser was present at Shustoke Reservoir,only 15-20 mins up the rd but with the weather blowing a gale & heavy rain showers i left it till late afternoon on the 11th,the bird showed well but conditions were awfull so headed over agin this morning with the conditions only slightly better! but quite happy with the shots especially with it being a good county bird.

3 from this morning 12/11/10

photo taken late afternoon 11/11/10

Sunday, 7 November 2010

November 6th 2010

After seeing the fantastic images on the web taken by Pete Walkden & Kevin Groocock of the Great Grey Shrike at Napton,Warks i was just chomping at the bit to have a go myself but with work all week & the gas man due on my 1st day off had to wait till sat morning, on arrival i was met by a few familiar faces & a lot of new faces (it was gonna be a hard day!!) the bird showed well but was skittish,not suprising with the amount of people coming & going!!! but kept on plugging away for the best part of 5 1/2hrs... Results below

Great Grey Shrike