Here is a video I filmed on my Pentax K5 DSLR of a marsh harrier feeding on a dead rabbit, while being harassed by a number of crows. Be sure to click on the expand video arrows/button to view full screen! feeding marsh harrier from Neil Phillips on Vimeo.
Today at Rainham Marshes there was a little grebe sitting on its nest. I sat on the boardwalk near the nest and took a number of photos. Apparently to start with she was constantly on and off the nest, possibly due to the people walking past (its the only path/boardwalk you can walk along so…
On Tuesday I got word there was a grasshopper warbler about, but it took 3 attempts to hear and then finally see it, which was my first ever view of the species. I then staked it out yesterday evening, when the light was much poorer of course, and got a couple of OK grab shots…
The bird I was after at Loch Garten was a crested tit. My friend Ian was kind enough to lend me his 7D and 600mm prime lens to help me out! (see his and Paulines excellent images here: Pauline and Ian’s Zenfolio). With his help I managed a few shots, including this one. As you…
A quick photo of a coal tit.
A quick shot from the Loch Garten feeders. I went all the way up to the Highlands of Scotland and photographed….a robin. It looked so nice in the sun I couldn’t resist pressing the shutter!
One stop while in the Cairngorms was Cairngorm Mountain. In the car park there you can often find snow buntings, which can be tempted down a bit closer with some seed. It was pretty snowy so I got shots of them on the rocky wall with some snow around.
Some more photos photos from Loch Garten. A great tit posed, looking right at me, which gives a bit of a different perspective. A treecreeper landed in a pine tree and I managed a couple of grab shots as it searched for food. And a chaffinch posed on the twig.
One bird that frequented the feeders while in the Cairngorms was the coal tit. On my first day I got a number of photos using my 300mm.
I have loads of photos from my recent trip to Scotland, but barely started on the editing, so here is a coal tit at Loch Garten.