Monday, 25 November 2013

We've got a scope!

After years of considering purchasing a telescope, we finally decided that we would and it's been so worth it. It has added a new dimension to birdwatching for my Dad and I. In the past, birdwatching meant identifying different species and occasionally getting close views of something special. However, with the scope, we are brought considerably closer to the action and now find ourselves closely observing the behaviour and spectacular plumage of birds. My favourite moment with the scope so far has to be following two male and one female Hen Harriers at Wicken Fen for about twenty minutes before they went into roost. So I apologise for the lack of photos at times, as I'm beginning to prefer watching a bird closely rather than stressing over distant record shots. I also apologise for failing to post lately, I've finally got my act together and dived head first into my hundreds of untouched photos from the past three months.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Hyde Park

After locating the Tawny Owl's new tree from previous years, I found both male and female owls perched close together. I was with family and it was so nice seeing everyone so pleased watching the owls through the scope.

Tawny Owl

A very friendly Ring necked Parakeet (taken with my phone)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Lynford Arboretum

The highlights were Common Crossbill, Hawfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch and Treecreeper.

Common Crossbill

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Wicken Fen


Record shot of my first male Hen Harrier. There were two males and a female.