The mojo is definitely coming back!

Well another weekend has gone by and though I say it myself it has been a good one – especially with the camera.  Yesterday morning was my ‘Heligan fix’ in the bird hide lol!! Then last night I dragged Mick out for a walk along the river bank to see if there were any Heron’s – which surprisingly there wasn’t but I did get some photos and in the process discovered that my 50D is giving up the ghost 😦 will have to look into getting it repaired as it is a handy second body.

Nuthatch at Heligan, pleased with it but still needs working on 🙂 – my excuse to keep going back to photograph them – in case you haven’t gathered I love Nuthatches!

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Anemone first thing this morning in the garden

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I managed to catch the Wren again, not as sharp as I would like – yet 🙂

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Curlew – from our walk down by the river

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Thank you for looking. 🙂

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More small garden birds at Heligan.

I took myself off to Heligan again early Saturday morning to spend some time with my camera and reacquainting my interest.  My plan was to get to the hide first thing (as a Friend of Heligan, we can go in an hour before opening time on Fri and Sat) and spend some quiet time watching and photographing the birds. They are a lot of young around at the moment which makes my life easier as they tend to sit in one place for a while unlike the parents who are flitting back and forth to them!!   Have to say I am really enjoying renewing my interest in photography with the help of these lovely little birds.

 

I am pretty sure this is a baby Robin.

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Great Tit

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Female Chaffinch

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Wren –  I was delighted to not only see this little chap but to actually get a photo of him made my day.  We have them in the garden but they are so quick and shy that I have never managed to get a photo before.

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House Sparrow feeding it’s young – not a brilliant photo but I was happy to get it 🙂

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Trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Part 1

Having renew my Heligan Friends membership at the beginning of the month I took myself off there this morning with the sole intention of taking some photos of the birds.  I had the hide to myself for over an hour and considering I haven’t done much photography of late I am very pleased with what I achieved.  For some reason my camera battery is not holding it’s charge lately so although I left the house with a full battery by the time I turned the camera on it was only three quarters full!!!!  Time for a new battery I think – probably dying due to lack of use lol.