Thursday, February 24, 2011


On Oak Meadow at Ferry Meadows this morning. Don and I were able to watch this for some time before it spotted us and legged it.

Stoat Mustela erminea

Canon EOS 500D, 70-300mm IS USM

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lesser Redpolls

One of eight feeding in birch trees in the garden today.

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

Canon EOS 500D, 70-300mm IS USM

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Some more fun with the new 500D and 70-300mm. These all taken in and around Elton.

Alder catkin Alnus

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Woodpigeon Columba palumbus

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Elton Church

Canon EOS 500D, 70-300mm IS USM

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

First day with the 500D

New toy arrived yesterday so, with the wind finally died down and the sun out, I was keen to get to Ferry Meadows for a go. The first shot was taken at home before the sun came up and is of the heron that has taken to perching on the roofs here.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Canon EOS 500D 70-300mm IS USM