It has been over a month since I updated my blog so I apologise for the delay. To ensure this post is not 9 pages long, I though I would write up a quick summary of what I have been fortunate enough to encounter and photograph over the past few weeks.
In my last post I mentioned a Great Crested Grebe family I had been following. Unfortunately, out of the 5 eggs laid, only 1 has hatched due to the nest site flooding but I still spent an enjoyable afternoon photographing the one remaining youngster riding on his mother's back. They remained hidden for most of the time, but occasionally they emerged from amongst the bushes to have their photo taken.
I also had the oppurtinuty to go and photograph Kingfishers (many thanks to Alan Willis) where we were lucky enough to photograph a pair of these beautiful birds.
I have also done a lot of local photography. With the help of other birders, I have managed to track down and photograph Firecrests at two locations. They are certainly a challenge and do not sit still long enough, add to this the fact that I'm photographing them in a dark woodland and the results are quite poor. However today I finally managed to get a respectable shot...
The three photographs above are just a snapshot (a poor attempt at humour!) of what I have been up to over the past few weeks. I have also been fortunate enough to visit the Hawk Conservancy Trust and Regent's Park, allowing me to get close-ups of a variety of species. Please see my 'Recently Added' page for more photographs:
Once again thanks for reading, and hopefully my next update won't be so far away!