The Dark Room

Sunday 22 February 2015

My turn

Yesterday I was once again back at Southend-on-Sea but instead of the beach like last weekend I used the end of the pier. Yes, that's where Jamie Oliver and his mate Jimmy cook for celebrities for their C4 food programme. Anyway, I like using the end of the pier for photography with 2 Common Seal and a nice group of Med Gulls of all ages plus a single Dunlin and of course the Turnstone's it was a busy short session.


Tuesday 17 February 2015

Male Stonechat

A unsuccessful look for the 2 Serin at a very busy Gunners Park on Sunday lead me to taking more images of Stonechat.  It seems that I still just can't walk past these little gems without pressing the trigger button on my Camera.

Male Stonechat

Sunday 15 February 2015

Med Gulls

The morning started well as I checked the fields at the Ingrebourne Valley for the 3 White fronted Geese and found them still there opposite Berwick Manor. I then made my way to Southend-on-Sea for a bit of flight shot action with the Mediterranean Gulls down on the beach.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Water Rail

It was cold this morning walking around Rainham Marshes- bitterly cold in fact but I was determined to add to my patch year list. I was most of the way round without adding anything new, when 2 Raven called and flew East over the woodland area. These are now being seen regular on the reserve which is fanstasic news.

Due to the windy conditions it was hard going however I did stop at the small pool and wait for the Water Rail 's to show but just like last week it was a waste of time. Not to be beaten I waited near the feeders and watched and waited and watched and then BINGO!