Saturday, July 21, 2012

Monsoon Blues

Bought myself a 7D to overcome the monsoon blues and today the sun has revealed itself at last allowing me some play time.  First impressions are that it is a superb camera.  Speed of AF lock and tracking is a real step up from my trusty 30D and a few more pixels won't go amiss either.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Edit - Sparrowhawk News

Latest news from Bedford Sparrowhawk nest is that there are in fact six healthy young being fed and not five as I had counted!   Must be plentiful supply of food around the gardens of Brickhill & Putnoe.

Mixed Bunch

Despite the rainy season we're having, I managed a few local record snaps this week.  Spotted Flycatchers active around local churchyard but not seen this year in Willington, Willow Warbler feeding a fledged brood along Wood Lane and the RB with Demoiselles and Starling roost at the settling lagoon.   Still no local Turtle Doves - do they exist anymore?

Sunday, July 01, 2012

A Nest Full

My friend Dave says, you ought to see the five large Sparrowhawk chicks I have in my garden (Bedford) so I took up the offer today of watching the female feeding them a pigeon.  Amazingly the nest is in full view of his garden and the adults didn't seem threatened by my pressence whatsoever.  What a treat!