Tuesday 9 November 2010

Bohemian Rhasody !!

Having decided not to go trawling around various Shrewsbury retail outlets for pretty looking little things!!! I had just set up for some Flash work instructions, when a text from Martin Grant gives the location of a lone Waxwing in Newport. 15 Minutes later there it was perched at the top of the tallest tree in the car park, where it stayed for a considerable time as the shoppers came and went, causing it no concern what so ever. At one point a couple walked within 15 feet and still no concern so confiding was it. So, anyway having got it trapped in the lens hood of the camera, being so close!!! the next job was to blind it using the flash so it would fall out of the tree!!! if the tales are to be believed.
So here are the shots from the Sunday, Odd how both mine and Jim's are from the same place give or take a few meters? you can draw you own conclusions :-) LOL!!

Until the next time.


Friday 5 November 2010

Tales from Sleepy Hollow!!

It's getting a bit like a tale of spooky empty woods with all the migrants now left for warmer climes. Think I got my migration pattern a bit wrong this year!! However with the warmer than average weather I was amazed at the number of flowers still in bloom and or bud in my small local wood I counted 27 species overall. Sadly the majority of fungi had been done in by the heavy rain.
So with another near fruitless trawl around it was back to the old favourites for this time of year.
So here you go a bit of what is about, ish!


With the final shot of a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at VP to add some spice to an otherwise uninspiring few days , hoping it will buck up or off! over the next few weeks, them Waxwings are closing in!!!