Sunday, 31 January 2010

buzzard behavior.

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I was finally able to use my new hide today, it involved an early start and a drive over to High Wycombe to use Marick Szczepanek feeding site for kites and buzzards.
I had only been in the hide 5 minutes before a Red Kite made a swoop on the food I had put out. But I was set up shooting through the tripod leg hole to get a low angle which made getting birds in flight impossible. I had to wait until the kites left before I could move so I have a nice selection of blurred photos to add to the collection.

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Once all the good light had gone a Buzzard dropped in and started feeding, it was only on the floor for a few seconds before it started to get attacked by Kites, above is an image showing the behavior. A few seconds later it flew off and so did the kites...

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Sunday, 17 January 2010


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Everywhere is flooded at the moment so I had to go somewhere different this morning. I am glad I did as when I was walking across some flooded fields I walked into this guy. I managed a few images tryng to get as low as possible before leaving him in piece. Having live view helped a lot and meant my jeans where only a little bit wet!

I have just bought a hide, so I plan on experimenting using it over the next few weeks. It will be the first time I have used one so it may take a while to get use to it.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

more snow.

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Light was really poor so many blurred shots but I got a few I was happy with. The falling snow really helped in the crow images as with out it the impact would be lost, over the next few days I am going to try and get out as much as possible.

It looks like it is going to be sunny tomorrow morning so expect more...

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Tuesday, 5 January 2010


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With a lot of snow forcasted for tonight I had a look through the photos I took last time it snowed. This has to be my favorite mainly because it was probably the closest the Kites got to me.

I plan on sneaking a few images in, before trying to get to work tomorrow morning...

Monday, 4 January 2010


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Every year it seems Chichester Harbour is invaded with Brent Geese, I am not complaining as they can give some great photo opportunities. I still haven't got the image I am after but it seems being at the right place at the right time can prove important.

Some of my images are being used on the Chichester Harbour Conservancy website which I am really pleased about, a big thanks to Ed Rowsell who made it possible.

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Sunday, 3 January 2010


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I took a break from blogging mainly due to taking some time off work and not wanting to write anything. But I carried on taking pictures as I find that a lot easier. So I have a backlog of images to share, to start here are two from this morning.

I have lots planned for 2010 so stay tuned and happy new year!

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