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.
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
Another video from my bushnell trail cam, this time of 3 foxes.
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!)
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