Monday, January 30, 2017

Swans Flying In to Roost at Welney

A few favourite images from Welney on Friday as swans fly in onto the ice at Welney prior to finding open water to roost for the night. Good to pick out one Bewick among the Whoopers and with a radio collar - see BBC article

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Welney Afternoon Sunshine and Slow Shutterspeeds

After a foggy start, the sun made it out with clear skies for an hour or so before it clouded over again at sunset. Spent some time taking slow shutterspeed images -from 1/30th to 1/125th second. Love the way the primaries of the swans record in a blur of motion.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Winter at Welney Wildfowl Trust, Waders, Ducks and Small Birds

Eleven Members of CCC  visited Welney yesterday - the morning was misty with lots of opportunities for atmospheric shots of swans (to follow). In the afternoon, the sun broke through and gave us good views from the Lyle Hide of Redshank, Teal, Wigeon, Stonechat, Lapwing, Pied Wagtail and Snipe, all attempting to find food among the ice.

Friday, January 27, 2017

An Apple a Day for Fieldfare and Woodpecker

I always keep back as many apples as I can from the autumn harvest to put out in the cold spells. The Fieldfares, Blackbirds and Green Woodpeckers have been very grateful for this supplement to their diet. (taken through windows so not great quality)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Snowdrop Display at Anglesey Abbey (Cambridgeshire)

The snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey are certainly behind last year but probably more 'normal' with some out in the sheltered spots but still to open in the exposed areas. Lovely misty conditions yesterday gave colourings that display the gardens so well for me. More details of the snowdrop festival at this link for Anglesey Abbey


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Frosty Morning in Toft Wood

A few images from a frosty morning last week in our wood. I have left the colour balance as shot with the range of warm colours in the sunlight to cold colours in the shade.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Welney Wildfowl Trust; Pochard with ?Moon and Icy Landings

We visited Welney last week on a chilly but bright sunny morning though the horizons were misty with more delicate colours. Don't remember a moon but not sure what else produced the effect! The Ouse Washes were fairly flooded and some of it frozen which gave some great landings (most missed in the camera!) 

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so