'Catching up'

02nd April 2010
My website has been neglected a bit of recent and so I thought I had better upload some new images and clear out some of the old ones!
I have also wiped off loads of the old smaller images and uploaded new larger images in new portfolios too.
I have also been meaning to start doing some news stories/blogs to let you all know exactly what I have been up to. I will have to back track a bit to last year to 'catch up' on whats been going on.

Last year in October my wife and I went on a weeks holiday to Menorca, one of the Balearic islands. The weather was good for the week, apart from the wind, which was very strong after the first three days.
This was a bit of a pain for photographing any of the birds or wildlife but it was a holiday for the two of us rather than a photographic holiday but i did manage just a few nice shots.....

This Hummingbird Hawk~moth was nice to see in the appartment grounds...
and a lizzard warming itself up early morning....

There were a quite a few Stonechats around the Island...

These Rock Thrushes were a bit of a pain to get close enough to with my 100-400mm lens.....


And me with a bottle of beer on the clifftop.......

As i said the wind spoilt things a little but it did not rain and it was nice and warm.
In December my good friend and photographer companion took a trip to Norfolk early one very snowy morning. Im glad it was Tony that was driving and not me. On the journey there the temperature gauge in the car read minus 7.5 and the roads were awful. Tony said if the roads get any worse we will have to turn back but we did not, as the temptation of photographing Snow Buntings in the snow was too much.

The journey took us ages and Tony did very well driving all that way to Salthouse beach near Cley, having to concentrate so much on the road and to get us there safely.
It was all worth it and we ended up filling our memory cards with some great images of Redshanks,Wagtails,Gulls,Snipe and the Snow Buntings or should I say Snow Bunting, as there was only one coming down to feed where as usually there can be up to thirty of them.
It was all worth it, the journey and laying in the snow on the beach in minus 4 or something silly like that!

A Redshank put in an appearance and was coming too close to focus sometimes....

Its a shame the water was not flat calm for a nice reflection...

I like the way this shot has captured the water in its beak.

A Black~headed gull having a scratch....

and nice to see this Snipe.

The only snow bunting that would come down to feed....

and finally a very cold and windy Salthouse beach...

Thanks for looking. There will be another news story to follow shortly.....