Lanzarote Whimbrel

I’ve been away (with the blog on automated posting) in Lanzarote and Hve lots of photos to edit and post on here from there and elsewhere before. But for now here is a photo of a bird I say fairly often on the rocky shores: a whimbrel. Related posts: Trumpter finch and whimbrel Birds in…

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Pheasant close up

While at Strumpshaw Fen recently I came across a tame male pheasant. He happily sat there while I took lots of close ups with my 300mm lens. He just sat there as I took photos. He even started to preen. Related posts: Young pheasant 3 spined stickleback close up Shag Close ups Siskin, redpoll, muntjac,…

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Carrion crow

Here is a photo I took in poor light but with my Pentax K-5 and F4 300mm combo. It was taken at ISO 800 and at f5 which meant with minimal noise reduction I got this nice image. Related posts: Carrion crow Gigrin Kites in dismal weather Magpie, Crow and Jay Rainham RSPB – Water…

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More springwatch Badgers

I posted before on the badgers from springwatch, which I was fortunate enough to go photograph. Phil even set up his suspended peanut butter sandwich technique so I could get some photos of the badgers without their nose to the ground. Some people on the springwatch message boards were worried that the badgers would hurt…

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