Sunday, January 16, 2005

Ferry Meadows CP (again)

The FM Cormorants have made their, er, mark on the environment.

Grey Heron

Teal abstract

Yes, I went to see the Red-necked Grebe again, but couldn't find it in any of its usual spots. So, in order to ensure my journey had not been completely wasted, I seized the digiscoping opportunities that were offered to me.

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 62 with 16x eyepiece


  1. Enjoyed your site, especially the photos. I'm a birder from Colorado, but your blog made me nostalgic for the year I spent in Falmer in the 1980s.

    I'm curious about something. I'm a member of the Boulder Bird Club, and at 42 I'm about the youngest member of the club. Are most birders in Britain also older, or is there more of a mix of ages?

  2. It is probably fair to say that the bulk of birders in Britain are older, say, than 30. Of course, there are young people involved in the activity but quite often it seems that people start birding (or have an interest rekindled) when their kids have left home.

    I could be wrong, but I think also that there are probably far fewer female birders than there are in the States.

  3. And I didn't mean to imply that anybody older than 30 is not 'young', before anyone suggests it!