My teething troubles continue with the new DSLR camera trap setup. Every manner of technical feckwittery has befallen me, resulting in me missing images of the local foxes and badgers in a snowy woodland. My final effort did catch some badgers on Saturday night but snow had blown on to the aperture of the camera housing ruining the images. Thankfully, I was able to spend a few hours staking out the bird feeders and managed to capture some unusual seasonal visitors such as t
Must admit I'd rather hoped to be photographing some mammals this weekend, but the weather was pants, especially for standing around on river banks. Instead I took refuge in the kitchen window at work where I have many bird feeders situated but also from where I'd seen spectacular views of foxes and muntjac deer the day previously. I had no luck with the foxes or deer but instead captured some lovely images of the birds including my favourite, the Bullfinch, as well as the b
I'm in the process of preparing a new camera trap site for badgers and foxes which is looking quite promising, but in the meantime I've been enjoying seeing a couple of pairs of Bullfinch visit our feeders at work. At times we've had 5 Bullfinch visit at the same time, 2 pairs and a spare male. One of the interesting sights was a Blue Tit with a malformed beak. The poor little guy seems to have a slight cross bill which has prevented the tips from wearing against each othe
After a long time observing my local fox I decided to set my hide up to get some intimate images. Four hours sitting in the cold and there was little to show for the effort bar a squirrel and rabbit. However, all was not lost as I was able to photograph my favourite passerine, the Bullfinch. All in all a cold day without the desired result. However, if it were easy it wouldn't be so satisfying when the image is finally captured, well that's what I'm telling myself tonight.