The Saturday before Christmas with a couple of hours to spare I decided on a trip to Rossall were a Grey Phalarope,Snow Bunting and a Shore Lark had been reported. The Phalarope had been seen at high water feeding on the tide line a couple of hours earlier,the Snow Bunting was sheltering from the wind next to one of the groynes,while the Shore Lark was very flighty being constantly flushed by the many dog walkers.I`ve posted record images of the Shore Lark and the Snow Bunting from my short time at Rossall,while the images of the Grey Phalarope and the last two of the Snow Buntings are from my archives.
Friday, 19 December 2014
The weather hasn`t been kind to us in Lancashire over the last few weeks,but I managed a short session with the lens at the feeding station,the sun was low and the weak winter sunshine lit up the feeding station to give a wonderful glow.The hour or so I spent capturing images was very enjoyable and I feel that all the hard work is starting to pay off.My mind is working overtime at the potential this site has for all kinds different set ups for the camera and I can`t wait to get started once the ground dries up and a bit of cold frosty arrives.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Last year while taking images from the bull nose at Preston Dock of sunsets down the River Ribble I saw cormorants roosting on pylons in the river about a mile and a half further down stream. So this year I set myself the challenge of trying to capture this scene at sunset.After working out the position of the sun and the tides I made a few visits and on one of the visits I managed a few images.Although I`m very happy with the images I took,the image I have in mind is of the sun setting at the end of the estuary,but because of the time of this sunset and access to were I want to be this might not be possible,but I will try again in the new year.
Monday, 8 December 2014
I`ve had another session with the camera at the feeding station,changing things around a little as I work out the best light at different times of the day.It`s still very early days and I`ve spent time watching and observing the different feeding habits of the birds.A few images from my latest session with the camera are posted below.