I took an afternoon walk across Sopley Common this afternoon, keeping careful distance from the odd other person I came across. I managed to see several birds – most partly hidden or in the distance. The most exciting distance one was this dartford warbler, that I got an “id” shot of. I did manage a reasonable shot of this stonechat, that was not as far away. As well as these
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This afternoon I took a walk around Stanpit Marshes Nature reserve, with the weather starting out sunny, read the recent nature sighting board – and there apparently were Scandinavian Rock pipets sighted there recently. I of course then set out to see one! This is my contender! Whether it is or not I am not sure – there is some interesting reading about the Scandinavian Rock pipets on the Christchurch
I went for a walk towards Hengistbury Head on the second day of Storm Jorge. The weather was mainly bright and sunny -with the occasional downpour. The wind was something else – very strong – especially on the coastline by the headland. Apart from a single gull in flight the wildlife was limited, but I did have some fun shooting the incoming waves.
Over the past weekend I went on a couple of walks over two nature reserves, Blashford lakes ( windy and somewhat dull weather ) and Stour Valley Way – much nicer. At Blashford I did manage to get this shot of a Long-tail tit though. Whereas the Stour Valley yielded more.
I had a couple of weeks in Glencoe and the surrounding area last summer, with mostly good weather! The first outing was up the Glencoe Ski lift for views over the valley ( in case the weather made it impossible later – my view get high up the easy way in the sun ). Here are the images from the top of the lift and the short walks around it.
I have been out again videoing some Starling Murmuration locally over the December to January period. Here are the resulting videos.
This is the final set of images from my trip to Germany. And these are from Germany’s highest mountain – the summit is 2,962 m above sea level. But fortunately you don’t have to walk up the mountain, you can either take the train ( not overly interesting as it goes up through a long tunnel ) – or take the Zugspitze cable car up to the top ( it
In this post I will be posting my videos and occassional images of the Starling Murmurations I have seen at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for the 2018-19 season. First off a still image – I don’t often take these as I am normally filming videos. It reminds me off a glass slipper from Cinderella for some reason. Below here are my videos.
One of the things I wanted to do whilst in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to go up to the Alpspitz, and walk on the overhanging AlpspiX viewing platforms, that take you out over the edge of the mountain, with stunning views around you and great drops below! I was fortunate to get a great clear and sunny day to do this. The views up there are amazing. I went up by cable