Tag Archives: bird photography

Bittern Photography

I’ve just returned from a session of bittern photography at a local reserve where a breeding pair are presenting good photo opportunities to capture some flight shots. This elusive and rare breeding bird has a nest deep in the reedbed but I was able to place myself strategically so that I could get some flight…

Great bustard on Salisbury Plain

The final bird we photographed on the three day trip to Wiltshire was the displaying great bustard that are being reintroduced to Salisbury Plain. This is a magnificent bird that once bred in the UK on Salisbury Plain and the Yorkshire Wolds but was hunted to extinction. Now, a dedictaed team are collecting eggs under…

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Wildfowl and Waterbirds in Lancashire

Wildfowl and waterbirds in Lancashire: Mere Sands Wood The glorious spring weather tempted me into a foray for wildfowl and waterbirds over in Lancashire today. Although the weather was excellent, the hit rate for species was less so with no sign of the long staying bittern, very few waders at Martin Mere WWT and absolutely…

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winter feeding station bird photography

Today was the first time I’ve used the Nikkor 200-500mm for some winter feeding station bird photography. The ability to zoom is a real boon when working from a hide like this, especially with a 1.4x extender attached. I’ve always used a Nikon 500mm f/4 lens for much of my bird photography but the fixed…

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Bearded tits at Old Moor – a great start to the year

So 2016 has slipped out of the back door and my first trip out with a camera in 2017 netted me beared tits at Old Moor RSPB reserve not far from my home! There’s been a few of these birds around for the past 12months or so but only in small numbers and I’ve never…

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