Saturday, 20 March 2010

A Highland treasure!

After receiving a tip off that a capercaillie was showing well in the Highlands I was desperate to go and take a look. With only one day off work though it was a long drive followed by fingers crossed very tightly. After 11 hours searching the forest though it all paid off and I am delighted to have added this absolutely stunning bird to the portfolio!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Local stuff

A couple of shots from the last couple of days. A quick dash to a local fishery in Worcestershire was rewarded with this smashing Slavonian Grebe. It was very confiding and by lying in the goose poo I was able to ensure a low profile and nice background colour.

This nuthatch has been vistiting the feeders outside my office window all winter and eventually I happened to have my camera with me! I got some sunny shots too but they were too 'contrasty' so I preferred the flatter tones of this.