It is a while since I posted. The weather has not been good and I am currently restricted as to how far I can walk. I did however last week manage a couple of trips to Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. I could manage to get to the Discovery Centre where at Feeding Time there was plenty of action from the thousands of birds present.
It was difficult knowing where to point the lens as there was a lot going on as the seed was dished out to the birds. Whooper Swans were very much in evidence and certainly dominated the feeding frenzy. Lots of other waders and wildfowl were present and gave some great opportunities for the camera. I have never seen as many black tailed godwits and ruff joining in the feast. There were many hundreds of shelduck providing colour to the scene and also a challenge for the camera trying to capture close up flight shots. A number of pochard were also present, a scarce bird these days and nice to see.
Hope you enjoy my selection from Martin Mere.I will hopefully be out and about again soon as Spring does at long last seem to be on the way. Thanks for looking in and enjoy the coming Spring.
I am based in Preston. Lancashire. This central location enables me to travel easily to a wide variety of habitats in the North of England. I tend these days not to travel very far as I find that there is plenty to see not very far from home. On my own doorstep are a wonderful variety of habitats - natural woodlands, open fells and hill country, unspoilt river valleys and I have easy access to the delights of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. As you will see from my bird images much time is spent at the wonderful coastal sites forming part of Morecambe Bay and the Ribble Estuary e.g. Marshside and Leighton Moss. In recent years Digital Photography has taken over from Video and as time has moved on I have acquired more and more equipment - as you do!!
I use Nikon Camera Equipment and currently use a Nikon D200 for general work and a D300 specifically for bird photography. The D300m is usually coupled to a 500mm F4 lens which has dramatically changed the quality of images that I am now able to obtain.
I am enjoying being able to post images on Flickr and share the rewards of our wonderful interests with the rest of the world!!!