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Birding was a number one passion and began well before either of us was old enough to even hold a camera!

The possibilities for bird photography now that we have prime lenses has opened a whole new obsession as even with so-called 'big' lenses you still have to get reasonably close to the subject for a decent image! Folks tend to assume big lense are like the Hubble Telescope and sadly they are not!!

Again patience and endurance (sat still and silent in mobile and pop-up hides in heat and cold) stealth (creeping through spikey heather or up to the knees in mud and cold water) bent double leaning out of car windows, camera resting on a bean bag and just occasionally in comfortable purpose built hides with a brew in one hand and a sandwich in the other!

Ian says: 'The really good point with many birds is they will respond to bribery in the form of food left out in suitable places for them to find - you would be surprised just how many bird species can be attracted if you have the right bait in the right place!'........

Pipits and Larks

Visitors 329
29 photos
Pipits and Larks

Crakes, Rails and Egrets

Visitors 181
35 photos
Crakes, Rails and Egrets

Robin, Dippers, Waxwings and Wagtails

Visitors 214
114 photos
Robin, Dippers, Waxwings and Wagtails

Divers and Grebes

Visitors 356
123 photos
Divers and Grebes

Herons, Bittern and Cormorant

Visitors 140
49 photos
Herons, Bittern and Cormorant

Jay, Crows, Starlings and Thrushes

Visitors 148
125 photos
Jay, Crows, Starlings and Thrushes

Kingfisher and Tree Creeper

Visitors 221
36 photos
Kingfisher and Tree Creeper

Nuthatch, Tits, Wrens and Crests

Visitors 335
159 photos
Nuthatch, Tits, Wrens and Crests

Raptors and Owls

Visitors 1138
233 photos
Raptors and Owls

Seabirds

Visitors 105
85 photos
Seabirds

Swans, Geese and Gamebirds

Visitors 152
130 photos
Swans, Geese and Gamebirds

Waders

Visitors 644
347 photos
Waders

Warblers, Chats, Flycatchers and Nightingale

Visitors 148
129 photos
Warblers, Chats, Flycatchers and Nightingale

Wildfowl and Waterfowl

Visitors 160
111 photos
Wildfowl and Waterfowl

Pigeons, Doves and Cuckoo

Visitors 69
22 photos
Pigeons, Doves and Cuckoo

Swallows, Martins and Swift

Visitors 192
7 photos
Swallows, Martins and Swift

Woodpeckers

Visitors 337
25 photos
Woodpeckers

Nest and Eggs

Visitors 93
6 photos
Nest and Eggs

Buntings, Finches and Sparrows

Visitors 97
144 photos
Buntings, Finches and Sparrows


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4.Pauline and Ian Wildlife Images
I'm surprised to hear that Tony as its really simple and the instructions are on the front page!!! Perhaps you're having an off day!?!
3.Tony(non-registered)
Nice pics but the site is poor to navigate around. Needs a lot of work to improve things.
2.Pauline and Ian Wildlife Images
Was a pleasure Gill (we can talk photography till we're blue in the face!) if you want any more help or info email us direct!!
1.Gill Houghton(non-registered)
Thank you Pauline and Ian for all you advice today at Martin Mere. I hope I did not take up too much of your time. This site is simply wonderful and I am in awe of your photographs. Simply breathtaking. Your site is now bookmarked. Cheers!
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