Thursday, 19 September 2013

Common Kingfisher. England.

Common Kingfisher
Canon 7D + 300mm + 1.4 extender.
Old Moor RSPB reserve, Barnsley, England. Sept 2013
Copyright: Kevin Smith


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Grey Heron and Perch

Heron and Perch
Canon 7D + 400mm F5.6. ASA 400.
Grey Heron takes a Perch at Old Moor Reserve, Barnsley, England.
Copyright: Kevin Smith

Friday, 30 August 2013


Canon 7D + 300mm + x2 converter. 400 ASA.
Copyright: Kevin Smith

Common Snipe

Common Snipe
Canon 7D + 300mm + x2 converter. 400ASA.
A common species but difficult to approach being very wary.
Copyright: Kevin Smith

Friday, 26 July 2013

Bearded Tit. July England

Bearded Tit

July and August are probably the best time to see Bearded Tits in England as the young of the year spread out across the reserves.

Here a juvenile bird is caught before it disappears into its reedbed home.

Alkborough, North Lincs, England. [ Canon 40D + 300 + x2 converter]

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Monday, 15 July 2013

Gannet Collecting Vegetation

                                                   North Atlantic Gannet, England.

The cliffs at Bempton RSPb reserve, England are home to thousands of seabirds including the spectacular Gannet.

Here an adult lands on the clifftop to collect greenery for its nest a short distance away on the cliff ledges.

Canon 20D + 70-200 F4 IS lens + 1.4 converter.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Grasshopper Warbler

                                                    Grasshopper Warbler, England.

A fine early evening in June tempted this Grasshopper Warbler out from the thick cover into clear view to sing its distinctive reeling song.

Canon 40D + 300 + x2 converter. Monopod

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Final Approach

                                                        Grey Heron, England. June 2013.

Flaps down and undercarriage set, a Grey Heron descends on final approach at Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve in England.

Canon 7D + 400mm. Hand held.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pennine Hare

                                                   Brown Hare, England, Feb 2013

Brown Hare on the alert against Yorkshire Pennine snow, England  Feb 2013.

Canon 50D + 300 + x2 converter. Hand held.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Marsh Harrier Takes Avocet

                                                      Marsh Harrier Takes Avocet

Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve, England 080713.

Large Avocet chick taking refuge in reeds is taken by patrolling
Marsh Harrier male.

Canon 7D + 400mm lens. Hand held.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Avocets Fighting

                                                             Avocets Fighting, England
Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve, England, July 2013.
Canon 7D + 300mm. Hand held.
Copyright: Kevin Smith

Little Owl

                                                                Little Owl, England

Canon 50D + 300mm + x2 converter. Hand held.

Copyright: Kevin Smith