Monday, 28 December 2009

yellow belly land

christmas and a week off work!

after todays results i think the 400L 5.6 is a keeper.


what a place...........vast and bleak...................awesome................and you can see spurn

donna nook

willow tit

far ings

dont do sign's

i looked for god
but god wasnt there

well all in all a good day

lapland bunting 1
snow bunting 23
merlin 1
willow tit 1
brent geese 500+

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

ice,dog shit and pugneys

awake at 3am and bored
interest in porn can only last so long,so at 930 i headed to pugneys to take a look at the couple of rare ducks.
god calder wetlands is a bleak place the wind was biting,its also full of dog shit and ice which made the walk rather more hazardous............slip or step in shit.
having found the place to see the ferruginous duck,i decided i wasnt worth bothering with due to looking into the sun .
having given up on the fudge duck i searched for my most favourite duck RING-NECKED DUCK.i dont how many ive seen but i never tire of seeing these.

ring necked duck

height order left to right

as it was my first twitch since september it made me realise how much i hate the uneducated all the gear birders.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

a winters tale

set off this morning early to go christmas shopping..........6'' of snow

walked into town.................loads of birds about

dipper 3
grey wagtail 6
pied wagtail 9 including 1 sheltering in a shop front
bullfinch 4
lapwing 18
common gull 5
fieldfare 78
redwing 63
jay 8
song thrush 2

mistle thrush

Sunday, 20 December 2009

tree sparrows and a cheeky rat

yes Bubwith again but then you gotta love tree sparrows! and cheeky rats.
the light was not the best but managed some decent photos? still getting used to the 400mm but the 50D handles noise quite well,these were taken at iso 800 apart from some editing in CS4 and have not been through neat image.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

testing the new 400 f5.6 L

spent a few hours this morning at Bubwith trying out the new 400mm f5.6,and im quite impressed. the lack of 'is' is a pain but the sharpness of it is a plus.

mute swan


tree sparrow
iso 1600 on a 50d

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

changes and new gear :)

firstly due to the amount of spam posted in the comments recentley i have made the blog availble for only other bloggers to comment,which is a dissapointment as even the anon comments are good,but its my own fault!

anyway just got a new lens the canon ef 400mm f5.6 as an upgrade to the 100-400mm

also just got an old canon T90 manual film camera aka 'the tank' which im going to use for my halifax photos.........when the film arrives