Friday, 13 August 2010

Dipper (Llechryd) taken on Thursday 12th. August

My 'bogy' bird - the one I have not managed a decent photograph of, is a dipper. On Thursday we went up to see Helen in Builth Wells. When crossing Llechryd bridge Jen shouted out that there was a dipper in the river. I turned the car round and parked near the bridge - walked down to the riverside just in time to see the dipper fly away. Walked back and fore for about a quarter of an hour - eventually gave up as it was starting to rain. On the way back just by the bridge there was a dipper on a rock. Managed the following shot - not great but by far the best one I have of a dipper.

Photograph taken on Sunday 8th. August

Kingfishers have been fairly rare at the kingfisher hide at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Cilgerran but I managed to get a photograph of this one on a fairly distant perch - I am still waiting for one to land on one of the perches near to the hide. We have cleared away quite a lot of reeds from around the pond so a clear view should be easier for some weeks.

This was taken using my Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 converter, ISO1000 f8 @ 1/1000sec.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Photographs taken on Wednesday 4th. August

These photographs were taken at Ynyshir RSPB reserve. We only had about two hours to spend at the reserve so spent the time in the Northern section - looking out for osprey and hobby. Did not see much in the hides but on the way back from Marian Mawr hide saw:

A great tit and spotted flycatcher on a tree:

Taken with Canon 50D with Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 converter, ISO1000 f8 @ 1/400sec.

Two longtailed tits on a branch:

Taken with same equipment & settings as above.

A nuthatch:

Taken with same equipment & settings above except that shutter speed was 1/1000sec.