My Wildlife Hide Report – September 10th

Images with the Sony 200-600

It was my first time down at the hide since March this year due to me having a cast on my right foot.

Anyway, with a little care to the area outside the hide and some food out for them, the birds were coming in within minutes.

Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Nuthatch and three juvenile Wrens were in around the tree trunks. A Willow Warbler was chased from a branch by a Goldcrest. The Tree Creeper made an appearance, and there was a rare visit from a Grey Wagtail.

This is a magical place for anyone who loves wildlife, and to a photographer interested in getting close to birds it is a dream come true.

We also had a visit from a Long Tailed Tit, a beautiful little bird with a red ring round its eye.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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