Time to venture out........

  • I think one must sweet talk its better half into buying a new camera.
  • In reply to Linda257:

    Good luck with that one In the meantime and as Hazy says, those are some nice atmospheric shots.

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  • Yeah a might be in for a long wait til xmas for it me thinks not sure what xmas though!
  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    Yeah a might be in for a long wait til xmas for it me thinks not sure what xmas though!

    But surely you'll have a birthday before then ... beg & plead! Lol

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    sadly thats just 2 weeks before xmas lol.....
  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:

    Thanks Mike

    As for the Golden Eye I kind of cheated as there was a sign saying look out and see if you can see a Golden Eye so thats the only reason I could name it but what was the chances of me actually seeing one! Never saw it today though when I returned early this morning!

    Oh there is so much in my surrounding area just waiting to be explored...and it will be!

    Thanks for all the advice ....much appreciated

    You're welcome, and I don't call that cheating, I call that educational, and using the resources provided to look and learn.  

    Though I've not been around your area, I could imagine. Sadly, I'm surrounded by concrete and bricks, with a good 5+ miles before the countryside, and that is to extend further very soon, two new estates are to be built, and HS2!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda, Thanks for the lovely photos of your first excursions and lucky you to live so close to a reserve! If you do not wish to wait until your birthday/Christmas to ask for a camera, you might consider a short holiday near Rutland Water in August where Birdfair will be held for 3 days. If you are unfamiliar with the fair you might like to know that most optical companies have a stand there and offer cameras, etc., at a discount. You can consult other birders with cameras about which ones they prefer if you would like opinions of like-minded folk. I cannot offer any suggestions but there is ample advice on other threads on this forum if you search (or, for a quick start, ask the other photographers on this thread for their suggestions!) And all being well with this spring's migration, while you are at Birdfair you can make the short trip to the other centre of the reserve, go for a little walk, and see nesting Ospreys in person.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Thanks Ann , will certainly consider it .
  • In reply to Mike B:

    Michael B said:

    Linda257 said:

    Thanks Mike

    As for the Golden Eye I kind of cheated as there was a sign saying look out and see if you can see a Golden Eye so thats the only reason I could name it but what was the chances of me actually seeing one! Never saw it today though when I returned early this morning!

    Oh there is so much in my surrounding area just waiting to be explored...and it will be!

    Thanks for all the advice ....much appreciated

    You're welcome, and I don't call that cheating, I call that educational, and using the resources provided to look and learn.  

    Though I've not been around your area, I could imagine. Sadly, I'm surrounded by concrete and bricks, with a good 5+ miles before the countryside, and that is to extend further very soon, two new estates are to be built, and HS2!

    Sadly the concrete is closing in on us all Mike .

    I used to be able to look out my bedroom window onto lovely greenbelt land and no light pollution .....that didnt last long as a new school was required even though there is one as the begining of my estate...no matter what petition we had it was being built . So now I have a joint campus, nursery , community centre oh and a much loved floodlighted allweather pitch at the back of my garden which is why we had to plant so many conifers round most of the garden and errected a log cabin to try and block out the noise and light as the pitch gets used up until 9pm every night!

  • In reply to Linda257:

    As a teenager in the 70's, I used to spend a lot of time working on farms.

    All bar one of those farms are now either housing estates, or business parks.

    The other, is now part of a large conglomeration of arable farms, no longer are their cattle, pigs or poultry roaming around!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler