Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Leeshaw / St Ives 24-02-2009

A morning visit to Leeshaw, W Yorks found few photographable birds. Just a little too early in the year? This Grey Heron was hidden in the conduit for nearly an hour before it flew and the Cormorants on the far side of the water left > East shortly after my arrival.

Grey Heron.... flushed from conduit (c) 2009

Cormorants.... off and away (c) 2009

An afternoon visit to St Ives, Bingley, W Yorks brought fantastically close views of several species of common birds from the new hide erected in the woods. Sadly the light was poor but a high ISO still brought in the shots.... I tried to avoid the birds on the feeders!

Robin at the end of the lens! (c) 2009