Saturday, 29 December 2012

Today and Looking Forward!

It was not the rain for once that provided the challenges today but gale force winds that blew you everywhere on the coast. I arrived at Chambers Wall at 7am and had a few cups of coffee before walking down to Coldharbour and back via the embankment. As not is around at the moment I thought with some predicted sun I could catch up with the Waxwings that have been present and grab a few more shots. All nearly worked out with the sun shining early on but by the time I had found the 4 Waxwings the sun had been covered by clouds and that was the end of that plan. Birds I did note included 316 Cormorant flying in from the south, 1 Golden Plover, c100 Brent Geese, 5 Mute Swan, 26 Oystercatcher, 14 Grey Plover, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Marsh Harrier. Tomorrow will be my last visit of the year and as for next year, I am still deciding where to go but looking at other birders choices, I may well stick at Reculver, its treated me well in the last few years. Looking forward into next year I aim to do a lot more butterfly, dragonfly and damselfly photography in the warmer months. I have quite a few species to see and hope to make a few trips to see these, both in and out of the county. Looking back through some photos today I found these Duke of Burgundy shots. Believe it or not these were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 7600 digital compact camera a few years ago when I was just getting into photography. Even though I have been back over the years with better equipment I have found it hard to beat these shots. I shall try again this year if the weather allows. The forecast is for SUN tomorrow so I will hopefully grab a shot or two for my last post of the year.

Duke of Burgundy


  1. All that talk of summer and butterflies has whetted my appetite Marc! Cant wait for the warmer weather ;-)

  2. The Duke of Burgundy is superb, and the shooting of it is tremendous.

  3. Duke of Burgundy....WOW. Hope we can share the wildlife of 2013 between us all.


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    1. Many thanks for your comments Adam. Happy New Year to you.