Friday, 25 March 2011

A nice little bird took a fancy to me... sorry Liz!!!

After reading a great post on Brian Rafferty's blog regarding Otters on Waterhead Pier in Ambleside, I asked my boss if it would be possible to take Tuesday off to head off early and hopefully get some shots of these amazing animals.  Luckily I have a good boss who instantly said yes get yourself off there and after a quick call to Liz to see if she and Briony wanted to join me, the plan was set in motion.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Past two days of SUN and horny wildlife.

Well it may only just be Spring but after the past two days (Wednesday and Thursday) anyone would have believed we were in Summer.  Yes it may of only been 14-15 Celsius but for the people that don't know me that's the perfect temperature for me before I start to bake!!  So on both days I decided to make a little time in going just a short distance from home and from work and got some nice little sightings.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

A night on the Newt

After a failed attempt last week at my first experience of a local newt and amphibian count due to the horrendous weather conditions, I was contacted by Mr DM who asked if I was free to join him on Wednesday evening for the count at my local Wetland site and seeing that the weather was clear I jumped at the oppurtunity.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Walk into the unknown or the final frontier!!

Not really much of a wildlife related post, possibly 2 mentions of that but headed out on 2nd and 3rd March to attempt a long exposure shot of the International Space Station (ISS) heading over in the clear night sky.  Seeing that the past few nights have brought incredibly clear skies I decided to head to Marton Mere and try my first shot of the ISS.