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Male Blackcap
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Grey Heron
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Peregrine
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Stunning Dunnock
It is Sunday 7am I meet Simon and Lee at Rousse Three pairs of bins, two camaras ( still trying out the simga 170mm-500mm) and a scope, what are we going to see.

We start with a Great Creasted Grebe and a song in our hearts. We walk along the coast and soon meet up with Tony, the count for the morning is now, Are we going to bet last sundays 41 (i am as excited to find out as you are).

Are numbers swollen we move on to Pulias, A moving bush oh no it is Chris is Camo gear. A Stonechat, Three Gannets, lots of Dunnocks and a Peregrine the stars which push us on to 35 for the morning and Tony says good by and Derek having had his beauty sleep, get in the cars and move on to grandes Havres.

A brent Goose and a Grey Heron best move in to Vale hide, not worth while everyone thinks but we will have a quick look anyway. Coots, Teal, Snipe, Shoveler, Thats 41 we are going to beat last week. Black cap ( 3rd time ever) Moorhens, Blue Tit and a KING FISHER. huh i think it may have been worth while after all.

Thats move on to Portinfer and Sanderling, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Ring Plover and a LIFER Golden Plover and thats how you get 50. How many next week?

This longer and hopefully more intresting Blog is because my biggest fan Chris asked me to expaned on my bloggs.

Please let me know if you think these picture are better with the Simga 170mm-500mm that i have used today instead of my 300mm. I will pass on to the wife how many people think that she should let me spend £250 on the
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Dunnock
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Do not mess with the Peregrine
 


02/27/2012 10:07

Nice one David.....50 species, not bad going at all. Perigrine was V cool. Definite and steady improvement in your images...focal range really helps. Like the more wordy blog...helps convey the excitement and entusiasm that you have for your birding. Well done, mate. Your biggest fan!!

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    I hoping this year to improve my knowledge of birds, to help my friends to grow there knowledge of birds, I have sent myself a target of 135 different birds in Guernsey for 2012, try to take better and better photographs and keep my daughter interested in birdwatching and hope to start interesting my son in birdwathing.
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    I have a Canon 500D camera and i am hoping to be able to but a Sigma 170mm-500mm Lense that i am trying out.

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    I hoping this year to improve my knowledge of birds, to help my friends to grow there knowledge of birds, I have sent myself a target of 135 different birds in Guernsey for 2012, try to take better and better photographs and keep my daughter interested in birdwatching and hope to start interesting my son in birdwathing.
    We are very lucky in Guernsey because we have a lot of different habitats which you can visit all in the same day making it quite easy to see 50 different birds in a morning.
    Some of the best places in Guernsey are the Clarie Mare reserve which is has a good size pond with a nice size reed bed. The colin Best reserve which is a marshy headland area with a nice little bramble lined walk.
    Vale pond which is a larger pond with marsh bed, Silbe nature reserve which is a lovery little wooded walk. the cliffs and headland at pleinmont point which are great all year round and are allways the first point of call for a lots of migrants. Lots of are beaches are also very good.
    Guernsey is just a great place to live and to do birding.