Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Pochards. I'm really rusty at digiscoping, and this image is rather noisy, but I like it. Proper wild Swans were in short supply at the swan feed; a flock of drake Pochards hoovered up the grain thrown their way
The washes seemed well-flooded
Whooper Swan family. They flew all the way from Iceland together, which I like. Apparently Whoopers had a good breeding season; family parties including 7 cygnets have been seen!
photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II
digiscoped photos taken with Canon Powershot A640 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x eyepiece
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I've counted some sheep...
Trudged around in the frost...
Seen lots of swans in a line...
Visited Rainham Marshes
Decorated my desk with Moo MiniCards
Made a Blue Peter-style Secret Santa gift from cardboard, sticky tape and acrylic paints
photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II or Canon Powershot A640