The Dark Room

Thursday 27 November 2014

I will survive!

Having not pressed the shutter on my camera for a couple of weeks due to work, bad weather and the fact that the camera has been back and forth to the repair shop. Hopefully this weekend maybe different. If not I'll just carry on and survive another weekend without it, but I really miss it!

Sunday 9 November 2014

Shades of Grey

Unlike most birders this weekend I didn't get a chance to visit the coast and go and see one of three Desert Wheatear's that were still hanging around. If I hadn't been working all this weekend I would of gone too. So here is another image from Tuesday at Leydown Kent of a Grey Plover. 

Thursday 6 November 2014


These two Stonechat at Harty Ferry in Kent showed nicely for the camera at close range, with the sun light behind me and a slight breeze in the right direction they were both always looking at the lens. Due to the small size of the reed bed its nice to be able to get a clear background for a change, although its a small reedbed it still held Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit, Robin and Reed Bunting.

Due to my Cannon 1D mk11n in for repair, Martin Blow let me borrow his 50D for the day, cheers mate!

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Male Bearded Tit

A early and cold start at Harty ferry on Tuesday morning with Dave Mo produced good views of a small group of Bearded Tits including this cracking Male in the reed bed behind the viewing area.

With Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Peregrine and two very showy Stonechat it was a very enjoyable morning out in Kent.