Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Living only 20 minutes drive from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire has been a real treat lately. It's a great place for Smew in winter and in Spring the Nightingales arrive, it's probably one of the best places in the country to see them and i have visited frequently to do just that! However....getting a good quality photo of them seems to be tricky, i've managed to pick the worst weather days or days when the birds just don't seem to be up for it and last night was my 4th attempt at getting the birds out in the open and in good light. It wasn't even a really sunny evening and there was a cool breeze in the air but as Adam and myself raced up the A1 after work we could see chinks of sunlight and maybe we had a chance at some good photos! It was quiet up there and most of the 7 or 8 singing birds didn't seem to be singing....disaster! But, finally a rather reliable one that seems to sit in the same tree all the time rewarded us with cracking views and the sun even popped out and lit him up just at the right time....amazing! Not much variety in the photos but am totally chuffed with them! Enjoy....


  1. Don't worry about the lack of variety... they are all excellent shots of Nightingale. A difficult task in the UK. Nice one Ben.