Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Nene Washes


Yellow Wagtails

Went for a stroll down the Nene Washes with Toadsnatcher. It was very pleasant, but could have been even more so if it wasn't so flippin' cold. The wind has turned north-easterly and it's still not very warm out there.

There were no unusual birds but all the regulars (Garganey, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl, Redshank, Meadow Pipit) were doing their spectacular stuff. Hopefully it'll be a good breeding season.

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


  1. A beautiful and well presented blog!

    Most birds are underrated in my opinion!

  2. Thanks, you're blog is making me look around and listen more to what's around me. The Observer had a photo spread of city birds last weekend, very thought provoking also.

  3. Thanks for that very nice blog ! I would love to make pictures of birds, especially the ones I see everyday on my way to work. But it is still a bit difficult with my little coolpix and I am not a very good photograph...bird are usually moving too fast and are too small for my little camera to properly focus. But I keep trying and will visit you blog to learn about the english names of birds.


  4. Oh wow! Your pictures are beautiful, you really capture the essence of the bird, well thats what i thought. I have never really seen a bird as close as in your pictures! Now, I wish to take a few pics. of my own.

  5. Brilliant pictures :o)

  6. Thanks, I like your blog very much.
    The birds you shot look like they are really there. I especially like the photo of yellow wags. It looks like it's going to dance. I want to say that this is my very first time to see a bird so close and I was impressed with your pics. Because of this, I'd like to say thanks to you. At last, I'd like to ask a question--can I have some of your pics. of my own ? They are really beautiful, or excellent.