Weekly Bird Challenge: “A” is for Avocet.

Whilst “A” is for Avocet, “E” is for the Elegance they show in their every move. For as long as I can remember, the avocet has been the emblem of our Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). When I started birdwatching almost 50 years ago, the likelihood of Read more…

Weekly Bird Challenge: Macro or Close-up.

In the days when I did a lot of bird photography, my 100-400 lens with 1.5 extender was my essential piece of equipment. After all, wild birds are elusive, hard to spot and even harder to photograph……. ………..except when they are too young to have learned any fear of humans Read more…

Weekly Bird Challenge: Green Feathers.

I’ve delved deep into the archives for this week’s pictures. They were taken around ten years ago when I used a Canon 500D with a 100-400 lens. I’m sure anyone who is familiar with the 500D (and the later 7D) will agree that the main drawback was the amount of Read more…

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