This week i have increasted my list to 92 and have managed to get some new shots that i hope you will enjoy.

It was Wednesday when the rain did not stop in the morning so i decided i would not go out birding even it being my day off and wife at work and children at school oh no i went shopping with out being asked instead. The time is 12 noon and i start to make some lunch for my wife (what a great husband i am) did i forgot to say but akll the housework has been done as well. What is that i hear my phone has just alarmed, it is a grape vine call reading that there is a Avocet at Pulis pond.

Only 2 miles from home I set out ( I did do her housework i am sure she can make her own lunch as i did buy lots of food at the shop earlier). The Avocet was there and what a loverly bird to bring my year list to 92 and a lifer what a great day and still got home to make lunch and a few more browny points, i must have enough for a toaster soon!

Thursday i have work all day but a spare hour opens up around lunch time and the sun is out i can not waste this chance. Grands Maries is a private pond with a loverly tree lined walk going around it. the peolpe who own it do not mind me using it and it is a great place to stand and watch smaller birds (some of which i can now ID).

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Longtailed Tit
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Longtailed Tit
It was really good weather and lots of fun as the birds would not sit still and there are lots of branches on these trees and of course they are always just the other side of some. But i managed to gets these which i think are quite nice and as Lee well tell you the Longtailed Tit is my favourite Bird ( I may have more then one). I think they have great personalty, cheeky chap.
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Longtailed Tit
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Longtailed Tit
Then a Chiffchaff but he would not sit still and smile i had to follow him aroud a bit and always a small twig or two got in the way. But not too bad concidering one day i will get some good ones.
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Longtailed Tit
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Chiffchaff
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Chiffchaff
Friday I had an hour between finishing work and picking up the children. So down to clair Mare then. The light was not as good as Thursday but if i am going to get better as a photographer then i have to be able to deal with these little problems and any chance to watch the birds.

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Teal
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Teal
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Teal
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Teal
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Teal
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Teal
Sorry that is it i have to spend some time at home with the wife and children but there is still saturday and sunday and i will keep you all up to date as soon as i can.
 





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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 am a Birdwatcher who lives in Guernsey Channel Islands.
    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.