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SeanKP's Photo Year List (1 Viewer)

SeanKP

Fledgling
In a complete rip-off of Postcardcv's idea, I have decided to keep a photo list for the year. I'm hoping it'll provide an incentive to start taking shots again of birds of which I've already got masses of pictures. I'm not going to set myself a target but at the current rate I'll be lucky to get to 50...

The first set are all from the 8th of January at the London Wetlands Centre:

1. Chaffinch
2. Great Tit
3. Green Woodpecker
4. Grey Heron
5. Robin

I definitely hope to get better shots of all of these and if I do I'll replace them accordingly.

Sean

Edit: Replaced Chaffinch and Great Tit Pictures with pictures taken 15/01/2006 at LWC.

Edit: replaced Green Woodpecker shot with Photo from 20/01/2006 at LWC.

Edit: Replaced Chaffinch, Grey Heron and Robin pictures (6/2/2006)
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
The next 3 are also from 8th January:

6. Blue Tit
7. Snipe
8. Water Rail

I managed to sneak out with my camera during my lunch hour on Wednesday and got:

9. Blackbird

Edit: Blue tit replaced with picture from 22nd January.
Edit: Blue tit replaced with picture taken 28th January.
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SeanKP

Fledgling
Spent the day at LWC again. The sun is playing hard to get, making an appearance for all of an hour! A few additions to the list though:

10. Coot
11. Dunnock
12. Greenfinch
13. Kestrel
14. Mallard

Edit: Dunnock picture replaced by one taken 18/02/2006
Edit: Kestrel picture replaced by one taken 26/02/2006 at Elmley
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
More from today at the LWC:

15. Mute Swan
16. Ring-necked parakeet
17. Shoveler
18. Siskin
19. Gadwall

Edit: Replaced siskin photo (6/2/2006)
Edit: Replaced Mute Swan photo with one taken 11th February.
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
Hi Isurus

It was on that building with the straw birds on the roof, to your left just as you enter the waterside.

Sean

PS: Good to meet up with you.
 

James Lowther

Well-known member
that teal is a gadwall ain't it?

Edit: didn't mean to be over negative - keep up the good work!! :t:
 
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SeanKP

Fledgling
James Lowther said:
that teal is a gadwall ain't it?

Edit: didn't mean to be over negative - keep up the good work!! :t:
|:$|
Erm, you're quite right James. Thanks for pointing that out, I've changed the description accordingly.
 

SeanKP

Fledgling
Took the afternoon off work and resisted the temptation to chase the whale up the Thames and instead went back to Barnes. Glad I did too. Sadly the kingfisher didn't show until the sun was setting and was just too far away for pictures anyway but it was my first kingfisher sighting that wasn't a whoosh of electric blue as it flew by. Got a few more for the list too:

20. Great-crested Grebe
21. Great-spotted woodpecker
22. Pochard (I think!)
23. Tufted Duck

Edit: changed the woodie picture to one I like better.

Edit: changed the great-crested grebe shot (6/2/2006)
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
My car is knackered so, as it is by far and away the easiest place to get to by public transport, it was back to Barnes again for me today. Whaddya know, the sun even decided to put in an appearance as did yesterday's kingfisher. Anyway, down to the nitty gritty, a few more additions:

24. Canada Goose
25. Goldfinch
26. Kingfisher (desperate to get a better one!)
27. Little Grebe
28. Moorhen

Edit: Replaced kingfisher shot with one taken 28/01/2006. Still room for improvement though

Edit: Replaced goldfinch, kingfisher and little grebe shots (6/2/2006)
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
Hi Geoff

It varies. I was using the 350D with either the Sigma 170-500 or the 500mm prime (depending on how lazy I was feeling). The last couple of days I've been using the 1ds MarkII with the Sigma 500mm.

Sean
 

SeanKP

Fledgling
Gotta get my car sorted. Spent most of the day dipping on the kingfisher and just two new additions:

29. Lapwing
30. Teal

Edit: Lapwing picture replaced by one taken 27/02/2006 at Elmley
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
Been trying to make the most of my lunch hour but it has been perishing cold and windy. A couple of gulls from yesterday and a starling from today:

31. Black-headed gull
32. Lesser black-backed gull (I think, I'm even worse on gulls than ducks!)
33. Starling
 

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markho

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Hi Sean

I go to the WWT quite often , think I may of even seen you a couple of times. I was interested in your Kingfisher and Water Rail pictures. Where abouts do you normally see them. I have only seen the rail once when it walked across the path infront of me. The Kingfisher I saw by the Peter Scott statue , sitting on the bridge , I have never seen him since despite going to that nesting hide every visit. If that Sand martin hide opens this year you should get some cracking shots for your list.
 

SeanKP

Fledgling
Hi Markho

I'm at Barnes quite a lot as I live near Waterloo and it's the easiest place to get to by public transport. If you see me, say hi. You'll easily recognise me, I'm the idiot struggling with the big Sigma lens. Oh, and I'm short with dark hair.

The water rail I saw from the Wildside hidewhilst looking at the feeders. It was walking across the path that is part of the summer route. I've seen it a couple of times but not recently. I've also seen water rail from the Headley hide (the reeds at 11 o clock as you look out of the front of the hide) and from the bridge off the main path between the first hide (can't recall its name at the moment) and the WWF hide.

The kingfisher I saw on the patch of water next to the feeders on the waterside, at the crossroads between the main path and the route from the WWF hide to the toilet block. If you know where the alders are where the siskin tend to be, that's the spot. Apparently, it has been seen there quite a lot and I may give it another go this weekend if I can find the time.

All the best.

Sean

markho said:
Hi Sean

I go to the WWT quite often , think I may of even seen you a couple of times. I was interested in your Kingfisher and Water Rail pictures. Where abouts do you normally see them. I have only seen the rail once when it walked across the path infront of me. The Kingfisher I saw by the Peter Scott statue , sitting on the bridge , I have never seen him since despite going to that nesting hide every visit. If that Sand martin hide opens this year you should get some cracking shots for your list.
 

SeanKP

Fledgling
Spent most of Saturday attempting to photograph the kingfisher so the additions to the list are somewhat naff:

34. Bittern (lousy but about as good as I'm likely to get this year)
35. Feral Pigeon (well, it had to be done eventually!)
 

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SeanKP

Fledgling
I thought I was going to have to work Sunday and I was pleased as punch when it turned out that I wouldn't need to after all. The light was beautiful all day and I figured I'd go look for the kingfisher again. Trouble was it was free to get in at the LWC and the crowds weren't exactly conducive to bird photography. Oh well, a few more for the list anyway:

36. Carrion Crow
37. Cormorant
38. Long-tailed tit
39. Magpie
40. Redwing

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