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.
I spent a couple of nice weekend in early May at Blashford Lakes Nature reserve, wandering around with my Canon 500mm lens and converters. I saw a wide variety of birds and some bunny rabbits, as this post will hopefully show. First from the Tern Hide, and with a 2x Converter attached to the lens – a Little Ringed Plover. Reflections of a Black-headed gull and Redshank from the same
I got another Canon extender last week – a 2x mk III, so I had to go try it out. As I already had a 1.4x extender mk III, I read you could stack them to even further increase the range of the lens. You need a Canon 12mm extension tube to stack the mark III extenders. So with my 500mm and a tripod I had to have a play
Having some time off over the festive period, I visited my local reserves of Blashford Lakes Nature & Hengistbury Head, a few times to try out the Canon 5d MkIV with both stills and its 4k video capability. It also allowed me more time to play with my recent lens addition with it – a Canon 100-400 IS L lens. Whilst out I at Hegistbury Head, I was able to
I heard reports recently that there were good views to be had of three Short-eared Owls at Farlington Marshes nature reserve. So I set out this afternoon more in hope than expectation of seeing them. I was to be pleasantly suprised as I saw a pair of them fairly close up hunting over the fields. I took a short video of them flying and one later on sitting nearby in
Here is a short video of an adult and juvenile Little Grebes, taken at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve today.
I have put together a slideshow video of the better photographs I have taken of flowers and fauna in February this year. Here is the masterpiece! 🙂