Today at Wat tyler, I got told there was a wheatear in the car park. So I grabbed my gear and headed out to have a look. I grabbed some record shots before it flew to the nearby gravel. I managed to creep quite closely by laying on my belly doing a pretty decent seal…
Some more photos from Lanzarote. Walking along the seafront path in Puerto del Carmen I could here a loud and unfamiliar call coming from a bush. I had a look around the bush and there, less than 50cm from the ground and a couple of metres in front of me was a southern grey shrike.…
Some more shots from Lanzarote, the rest of the photos from the day I photographed the sanderlings. First up some yellow legged gulls I got some more whimbrel shots. I also spotted a few ring necked parakeets in some trees.
On my second morning in Lanzarote I headed down to the beach in Puerto del Carmen. There were a few sanderlings in a small sandy bay.
On our first day on Lanzarote, we went for a walk South along the town in which we were staying: Puerto del Carmen. There were a few waders around the rocks at the southern end of Los Pocillos beach the most surprising of which was a whimbrel. I manged to get fairly close. I was…
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.
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.
Here is a quick post of a young pheasant close up.
Back in April, on the same day in fact as my last post, I came across a curlew feeding in front of one of the bird screens in Wat Tyler CP. I got some nice refection shots as it was walking around looking for good spots. I got some more shots as it caught a lugworm.
I’ve been editing some pics from earlier in the year and I came across my photos of the chiffchaff that posed nicely for me. These are probably my best shots of this species.