Been playing with my Pentax Q today and managed this shot of a pied wagtail. It was over 10m away and this shot is about 2/3rds of its original size. The reach of this set-up is great, although it is a bit fiddly. Related posts: Yellow wagtail Yellow wagtail Motacilla flava Fieldfares, goldfinch, blue and…Details
When in Kefalonia I visited Livadi Marshes. There on the edge of the road was what I thought was a tortoise. I picked it up and moved it a safer spot for photos (it thanked me by emptying its bladder!) We Identified it later I realised it was in fact a Balkan terrapin I left…Details
On Saturday I had a trip round Sheppey, thanks to Phil (@sheppeywildlife on twitter) and saw some great birds. The weather was very dull but I got my best ever shots of 3 birds. Little owl. Snow bunting And red legged or French partridge. I was a great day, thanks to Phil for showing me…Details
Back in October I headed to Richmond Park. There I took some photos of the Red deer stags. The calves in this one seem unimpressed by the stags bellowing. A couple of youngsters were practising rutting. I also photographed the hinds. This one had some jackdaws feeding on it! Related posts: Fallow deer Dama dama…Details
Another video from my bushnell trail cam, this time of 3 foxes.
Here are a few shots of a magpie from a couple of months ago. These are quite wary birds and Ive never really managed a good shot of one, but I was reasonably happy with these. Related posts: Magpie, Crow and Jay Rabbit stretching anopheline mosquito larvae and smooth newt tadpole Goldfinch and crows on…Details
I’m a big fan of foxes, but there is a downside to them appearing in your garden…lol (To be honest, cats are a bigger problem for this sort of thing!) Related posts: First results with Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Max Fox jumps fence in Bushnell camera Springwatch fox with something in its teeth Fox on…Details
After the success of the Pond olive mayfly larva post I thought I post about another of the ponds amazing creatures: the Phantom midge larva. I took some photos of these creatures today. They are specialised predators that live a mostly planktonic life. Floating around in open water they would be easily spotted and vulnerable…Details