вторник, 5 февруари 2013 г.

Hide photography

The results from the last weekend are quite nice. Not very many but a few lovely images of some common birds.

I spend three days in our bird photography cottage in the North East aiming to photograph the local visitors at one of the hides there. Unfortunately because of other work I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted but still. Two photography session with 4-5 hours each. Here are the results:

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Blue Tit photography by Iordan Hristov

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Blue Tit photographed by Iordan Hristov
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Blue Tit photographed by Iordan Hristov

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Great Tit photographed by Iordan Hristov
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Marsh Tit photographed by Iordan Hristov

more images are coming soon...


In total I heard from the hide 15 species one of the days and 10 species on the other day.
Some of the birds are:
1. Common Buzzard
2. Goshawk
3. Golden Pheasant
4. Fieldfare
5. Sombre Tit
6. Blackbird
7. Great spotted Woodpecker
etc.

Here they the birds that landed in front of the hide:
1. Sombre Tit
2. Hawfinch
3. Brambling
4. Greenfinch
5. Marsh Tit
6. Blue Tit
7. Great Tit
8. Jay
9. Magpie

Other than these images, I spend some time travelling around the area of the cottage. My colleague and I selected a lovely place for a new hide which would be for water birds. We should finish it by the end of March to get the migrating birds. We want the hide to be on a mobile raft so that it is not affected by the difference in water levels during seasons. So, stay tuned for more news on that hide.

We also visited couple of sites to select a spot for a hide in a woodland but at this stage we are not very optimistic. There was only one more or less suitable spot. It is in a small glade in the middle of a valley. There is apparently a track of animals so the area is often by Wild Boar, Golden Jackal and Roe Deer. Other animals like Pine Marten, Red Fox, Wild Hare are also possible. The downside is that the light comes in fairly late in the day which might be a problem. Anyway, we plan to build a woodland hide so you will be the first to know when we finish it.