Monday, 23 January 2012

Yarner Wood

 On the way home from Slimbridge Lisa and I stopped off at Yarner Wood to photograph woodland birds from the hide.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Pochard and Geese From Slimbridge

Lisa captured this Pochard,

I captured this flight shot, good light allowed faster shutter speeds
 The Bewick Swan's were in short supply, one hundred and ninety to be precise. Normally there are three hundred plus, the numbers are down due to the mild winter, a sign of intelligence they fly only as far as they need to escape the weather.
 White Fronted Geese taken from the Holden Hide, I could not sort out whether any Greenland White Fronts were amongst the European White Fronts

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bittern At Slimbridge

This showy Bittern viewed from the Ziess hide at Slimbrige was one of three overwintering there.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

The Wild Side of Slimbridge

It as been a while since my last post, but here we go again. Lisa and I revisited Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetland Trust concentrating on the wild birds, luckily the weather had improved  and we managed to capture a few images, so  the next few posts will show some of our successes from our two day visit. The weather was interesting, as day one the temperature was around ten to thirteen degrees Celsius and the second day was minus one to plus three. This change in temperature caused a major change in bird population, basically the Golden Plover and Lapwing pushed off probably down to Cornwall for a warm up.
Female Pochard

 There was a lot of Shelduck courtship action