Monday, 29 October 2012

Bosherston Lilly Ponds

On a visit to Bosherston on Saturday morning did not find many birds. The weather was great but this brought out all the visitors and their dogs. The only decent image from the trip was this one of an otter that showed itself for a few seconds:

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A day at Penclacwydd WWT Llanelli

Star bird for me was this cormorant catching a fish - in the end it did loose it!

Taken from the Sir Peter Scott hide. I also managed this image of a little grebe:

From the British  Steel Hide I managed this shot of a greenshank in flight:

And this co-operative dunnock - just outside the hide:

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Teifi Marshes Reserve

These images of a snipe and curlew were both taken from the Curlew Hide at the reserve:

ISO400 f5.6 @ 1/800sec.
The snipe was taken through some reeds - to explain the dark patches on the image :)

ISO400 f5.6 @ 1/2000sec.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A flying dragonfly

While waiting for waders to land in front of the Curlew Hide at the Teifi Marshes reserve saw this dragonfly passing and was lucky enough to catch it in flight. ISO400 f5.6 @ 1/2000sec.

A coot at Marloes Mere

Went to Marloes Mere to see the glossy ibis (again) but no success. Instead we found this co-operative coot hunting for food in front of the hide. ISO400 f5.6 @ 1/1250

A turnstone in Goodwick Harbour

This is one of a group of turnstones found at Goodwick Harbour in front of what was the flagpoles. Taken with Canon 7d 500mm lens with 1.4 converter, ISO400 f5.6 @ 1/540sec.