Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Picture taken on Monday 22nd. February

We went for a short run down to Newport and did not see many birds from the bridge so decided to continue down to Goodwick. This is a photograph of a very co-operative oyster catcher taken from in front of the 'flags' in Goodwick harbour.

Taken with my usual equipment (with 1.4 converter) ISO8-- f8 @ 1/3200sec.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Photographs taken on Saturday 20th. February

Went to Llanelli WWT yesterday - not many birds about but saw a distant view of the adult spoonbill. Managed this shot of a coot coming in to land:

This was taken with my usual Canon setup - ISO800 f8 @ 1/4000sec.

Walking back from the wetlands area to the entrance of the centre saw this obliging song thrush:

Again the usual setup ISO800 f8 @ 1/2500sec.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Photographs taken on Wednesday 10th. February

This Bewick's Swan was taken with my Canon 500mm lens, f8 @ 1/1600sec. It was taken at WWT Slimbridge on a very cold day - had to close the shutters in the hide most of the time as the snow was driving in on my lens!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Photographs taken on Saturday 6th. February

A great day at WWT Llanelli today. Followed two spoonbills for most of the afternoon - an adult with juvenile. In the end managed some close shots like this one of the adult catching a fish. Taken with Canon 50D with 500mm lens - ISO800 f8 @ 1/1600sec.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Photographs taken on Monday 1st. February

This is a photograph of a Meadow Pipit - though perhaps it should be a Rock Pipit perched on the rocks like this. I do not think it is a Rock Pipit as it does not have dark brown or blackish legs and it does have very long hind claws.
Added on Wednesday 3rd. February - I entered this on Bird Forum and was told that it is a 'littoralis' or Scandinavian Rock Pipit.
It was taken on the 'beach' in front of the Boat Club in Gwbert, near Cardigan. I used my Canon 500mm lens with x1.4 converter - using 800ISO, f8 @ 1/500sec.

This second photograph was taken at the same location. It is a photograph of a Sanderling. Again I used my usual equipment with 800ISO, f8 @ 1/1600sec.