Gigrin Farm

October 08, 2012  •  2 Comments
Gigrin Farm. There are no certainties in nature photography, but the Gigrin Farm experience comes pretty close to being one. Located in central Wales on the outskirts of a town called Rhayader, Gigrin Farm is a Kite Feeding Station providing various hides for both observation, and photography. Indeed there are three specialist photography hides...
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Birthday Fishers

August 03, 2012
14th May 2012 What to buy the man that has everything he really wants,another day at the Kingfisher workshop. As you can see the day started as so many have done this year with rain. However I think the rain really adds to the image. Not too impressed by the weather, a Kingfisher looks skyward. Where's that fish? At last a little sun:...
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Yorkshire Dales and Red Squirrels

July 11, 2012  •  2 Comments
May 19th 2012 A 5.00am start saw Kay and I heading north up the M1, in the hope of seeing and photographing Red Squirrels. At 8.00am we arrived at our pickup point, where we were met by Simon our host for the day. On arrival at the hide Simon opened the first window, and imagine my surprise to be greeted by this cheeky chappy:0) This all bo...
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Wheatear’s , and Pied Wagtails

April 23, 2012  •  1 Comment
21 st and 22 nd April 2012 Wheatear’s, and Pied Wagtails The weekend was spent trying to photograph Wheatear, and Pied Wagtails, using the 7D, which I haven’t used in a while, apart from briefly at Gigrin. The Wheatear were very flighty, with about six present, and the constant passage of Joggers, cyclists, walkers, and their attendant childre...
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Strumpshaw Fen

April 18, 2012  •  4 Comments
14th April 2012 A visit too Strumpshaw Fen was certainly eventful, if not producing any images of note. The usual Marsh Harriers were active but mostly at some distance, and a heat haze added to the problems of capturing nice images. Also present was an escaped Harris Hawk, complete with bells and jesse's, the local Marsh Harriers and Crows took...
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