Monday, March 23, 2009
This year web cameras have been installed at the main visitor centre and give a good impression of the area. In web cam 4 you can just make out one of the photography hides in the distance to the left. The hides are accessed after dark after the cranes have flown to a roost site on the main lake. You have to sleep overnight in the hide as the birds start returning in the hour before dawn. There are currently at least 3400 present - spring passage has started early again this year - and more cranes can be viewed arriving (live) from the south.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Larger versions can be viewed here: www.fssbirding.org.uk/blackbirdsonogram.htm
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This pair is well advanced but others are just finishing off the nest and getting ready for egg-laying.
Larger versions here: www.frasersimpson-birdphotography.com
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
A cloudy weekend in London – save for a nice sunset on Sunday evening – so I decided to experiment and try something a bit different. Taking in the wider view, a change of perspective led to distortion!
The three Tawny Owlets in Kensington Gardens had moved even higher up the tree to a position with a less obstructed line of view… must return to photograph them against a blue sky. Both Little and Great Crested Grebes were displaying on the Long Water and the Round Pond had a distinctive leucistic Black-headed Gull - extremely pale with just some slight tan colouring on the outer primaries but with normal bare part colouration.