Bumble Bee foraging

Had a lovely walk around the RSPB site at Canvey West Marshes today, not a lot of bird activity as the lakes were very low, but spotted this Bumble Bee gather some Autumn nectar.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9.5
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Kestrel on Rainham Marshes

I had a great morning out at the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes. This is the first time I have visited there and was really impressed. The weather was lousy for photography with it being misty and grey, but I did get some photos. I watched a Kestrel hunting and watched for his favourite spots. One spot was right by a footpath, so I walked to near that spot and waited and was rewarded with a great display of him flying and hunting quite close to me. Not the best photos, but I am quite pleased with them considering the circumstances.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 5 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

Ducks at Canvey

Ducks at Canvey

A flock of Pochard ducks landing on the lake at the RSPB Canvey West Marsh reserve with a Shoveler duck on the bank. It was very cold and windy on this day, but it was great to see the ducks around the lake. there were several different flocks there.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 25 November, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Keywords: Bird, Canvey West Marsh, Duck, Essex, Pochard, RSPB, Shoveler, Wildfowl
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Carrion Crow at Canvey

Carrion Crow

Something more ‘Arty’ tonight. A Carrion Crow hovering among the top branches of some bushes. Taken at the RSPB reserve at Canvey West Marshes.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Carrion Crow

Carrion Crow

This Crow just popped up in front of me while I was at the RSPB Canvey Island West Marshes reserve. Luckily he stayed around long enough for me to photograph him.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 25 November, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Keywords: Bird, Canvey West Marsh, Common Crow, Essex, RSPB, Woodland
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s