Thursday, 27 September 2012

Female Kingfisher

About 9 months ago I placed a perch in a lake hoping to attract a Kingfisher. I managed 2 photos and the bird wasn`t seen again. Probably gone to find a mate. Then a few weeks ago I saw it perched on the stick. After 4 attempts I finally have a few shots to start with, hoping she stays a while. This morning before work I only had to wait 20 minutes before she came to the stick. Unfortunately the light was poor. Within the next 40 mins she came in twice more but the light wasn`t that good. Another hour passed but no sign. Next week hopefully!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Lyme Bay: In search of the White-beaked Dolphins.

Saturday September 1st. saw a group of 8 of us charter the Huntress 11 in search of White-beaked Dolphins in Lyme Bay Dorset.
We steamed out for 2 hours to the 50mtr contour. After about an hour we picked up about ten individuals including 1 calf.
I was hoping that they would `Bow Ride` but no such luck they never interacted with the boat, they were intent on feeding.
No other  Cetaceans or Sunfish were seen but Bonxies in good numbers were around trawlers, a few Fulmars, Plenty of Gannets and an Arctic Tern came close enough for a few shots.