Season near the end.

Well that’s another season done so we are packing up our belongings and getting the van ready for winter. Me and Ruth went to the hide and cut back the trees that have overgrown making the field of view difficult for the larger birds like the Jay, Magpie and the Buzzard. It will grow back over the next season and new growth is good for many things. 

I will be sighting a wildlife camera near the hide to see what wildlife we have coming to visit. It’s been 6 years now since we built the hide and for the last 2 years it’s not had  the attention it deserves through health. Now I am getting back in my feet again I can see it being a great year for the hide.

So my wildlife storefront the site and the hide will end from now till March 21 when I will start to write about our life here on our retreat in the country.

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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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