Thursday, 29 April 2010

29th April 2010

A montage of two very bad photos of a male Pintail on the sailing club bank of Stewartby Lake. The bird was initially seen from the gullwatch and (just) stayed put long enough to get a couple of photos as it flew back into Rookery. It is the only male Pintail I've photographed on the country park (so far...)

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

27th April 2010

A male Smooth Newt in the Sensory Garden pond. The pond usually also contains a few of the rarer Great Crested Newt.

Monday, 26 April 2010

26th April 2010 - Wader-fest!

Whimbrel - seen flying over the visitors centre mid afternoon. The only one I have ever photographed on the park...
Ringed Plover - on the sailing club bank of Stewartby Lake, again the only one I have photographed on the park.
The same Ringed Plover with a Common Sandpiper.

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 2010

The Cetti's Warbler appeared briefly in bushes near the Marston Corner of Stewartby Lake. It was there just long enough for me to take three photos, in one of which it was perfectly side-on posed, but unfortunately that was the one photo that was blurred... :-(
Green Hairstreaks are my favourite MVCP butterfly, this one was half way between the boardwalk near the visitors centre and the edge of Stewartby Lake.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

22nd April 2010

A Grasshopper Warbler singing near Jubilee Cottages.
A Barn Owl hunting near Jubilee Cottages - My first (semi) decent photo of one on the park.
A Robin investigating my scope in my parent's garden near Stewartby Lake.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

21st April 2010

This male Bullfinch was at the entrance to bramble meadow near the pillinge lake. The bird was feeding just the other side of a bush from me so I managed to get the photos without spooking it. I was very pleased to finally get some decent photo of these normally very unapproachable birds.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

20th April 2010

Common Gull
Meadow Pipit.
Yellow Wagtail.
The above birds were all on the sailing club bank of Stewartby Lake.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April 2010

This Jackdaw was by the country park access track.

Friday, 16 April 2010

16th April 2010

The Moon and Venus over Stewartby Lake. Taken using my Canon 500D DSLR and 100-400mm lens. Just a bit of a change of subject...