It's been a real eye-opener for me over the last few months as I gradually found my way around the site and got to grips with the rhythm of the seasons. One of the most interesting and challenging bits has been finding birds through gaps in the reeds, guided by their song and trying to get a clear shot .
I saw the arrival of our Summer migrants, starting with the Chiffchaff and Blackcap and ending (so far) with the Whitethroat. One of the first non-aquatic birds I saw was the Reed Bunting and although at first I just couldn't get a good clear sighting now I seem to see them every day. I've just put a few pics together here - Blackcap, Reed and Sedge Warblers, Whitethroat, male and female Reed Buntings. Hope you like :)
Thanks to everybody who posts here for the continual flow of information and updates and particularly Ant and Nigel for advice and encouragement!
Nice wobblers :)
"He had softly and suddenly vanished away---For the Snark was a Boojum, you see." The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll
John can I just say how much your photography has come on in such a short space of time ... envious of several of those shots! Absolutely stonking with a capital S! ;o)
lovely pics John
Great shots John :) Wobblers are always difficult, and you seem to be getting things VERY right :)
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Thanks all! My personal favourite is the Romeo and Juliet shot of the pair of Reed Warblers - I don't know how many rehearsals we had to get it right!
'Just hold it there. Romeo look up adoringly, Juliet look into the camera - it's a wrap!' Haha
Of course it was just a fluke, right place, right time!
John, Remember the old adage, " it's funny, the harder I work, the luckier I get".
You are obviously putting in the time, so you deserve to get the rewards :)
Nigel's spot on there John, you are putting up some excellent pics M8 and it can't all be luck :-)
A good wildlife photo in my opinion in 80% putting the time in and 20% luck.
You have to be in the right place at the right time, but you have no control on what is going on.
Keep 'em coming John ... ;o)