Sunday, 10 July 2011

...Recent wanderings..!!

Been busy recently, at last found time to fire off another blog!
Way back in may, Carol and myself had a trip on the mainland, and decided to visit Blashford lakes RSPB in Hampshire. Had a great day and the weather behaved. We spotted 25 birds, which we were pleased with, and first sightings of Wren, Sand Martin, Great crested Grebe, and Siskin. (Did I mention I had only been a birder since January this year?)
Had a nice view of a Jay, wish I had a longer lens on my camera!!
All in all a very enjoyable day, hope to do it again sometime...
On the 30th May, had a nice day out with my S.P.O.G. friends (Sandown posties ornithological group - Dont laugh !!) We went to Bembridge for the morning, had a job getting everyone up at 8am though.
We spent quite a while trying to photograph swifts flying by at the speed of sound!! We spotted 16 species, which was pretty good. This little egret was very photogenic and hung around for quite a while.
We then went to Brading Marshes RSPB, and spotted another 10 species.
A good day was had by all, a picture of my spog buddies is below...
June 8th... I visited Bembridge again and the nearby Hersey hide, where I once again photographed a little egret, this time using my new scope, an Opticron HR 80 GA ED model with Panasonic lumix FS7 camera and digiscope adaptor. This adds a whole new dimension to bird photograpy and viewing, looking forward to getting much closer views from now on.

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