Friday, 29 April 2011

Mammal Action!

Managed to photograph a few mammal species of late, the Water Vole images were all taken from the boardwalk at Rainham Marshes RSPB around 9.30am when they open, if you want to see these elusive creatures this is a top place to do so but get there as soon as it opens, i found as soon as the masses of people started to arrive the voles began alot less confiding! The Hare images are taken locally, not the world's best but was enjoyable to watch them in the afternoon sun as their behaviour is entralling! Enjoy...
























Monday, 25 April 2011

More from the Grebes

Another evening session with my local Great Crested Grebe pair allowed for some lovely silouetted and evening sun images....but will they actually get round to nesting?!



























Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Yella

Over a month ago in preparation for the arrival of our Yellow Wagtails i began driving the farm lanes and placing mealworms down on the usual dung heaps. I have placed these down on both fresh dung and old heaps from last year as a way of encouraging the birds to hang around and feed. Admittedly the heaps themselves hold a huge variety of insect life so the birds have plenty of food and would not go hungry but since their arrival i have observed them ignoring all other food and simply gorging on mealworms which makes me think it has been justified!

Here are the first batch of images that i have taken so far, they are by no means my best as i have struggled with light being in the right place when i have free time etc but i have put the time and effort in and am happy and look forward to improving on these...





















Saturday, 16 April 2011

Snakes n' Lizards

Just a few simple shots of some of my local Adders and Common Lizards, great subjects to photograph and can still provide a challenge in terms of getting something different...enjoy!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

More from Suffolk

Just a few pics from a Suffolk trip in March, only just got round to procesing these images. The Bittern once again performed in front of the Island Mere Hide, the photo of him stretching upwards is a prequel to him booming which was an amazing sight to see! The day ended with a lovely Marsh Harrier hunting over the reedbed as the sun was setting...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Corn Buntings

Some recent images of Corn Buntings, all taken around my local farmland which is an excellent area for these birds, they are very vocal at the moment using every available perch to sing from and allow me to pull my car right alongside them for photography!