Saturday, 24 September 2011

'A night with Chris Packham'

and of course the week did finish off on a highlight (why did I not add this in the post below!!!!!!!!!!) with an evening with Chris Packham!/ChrisGPackham

 Wasn't sure what we would see or hear or what time we would finish but thanks for a tweet back form Chris, (Cheers Chris) we were able to arrange babysitting for Izzy.
It was  a great night, a talk through some of his favourite images and the story behind them, some with natural support, and some with the help of man, machine, painted wood and string, all to get the perfect image, that ever for Chris, like the rest of us, this alludes him; day! Thanks for a good night Chris, and all for a good cause, supporting

Oh, and on the way to the theatre we came across this, not something I wouldn expect to see in Newcastle, even on a Friday night - IRONMAN

Busy Week

Busy week this week at work and home (Izzy starting nursery, wow she's a growing up and Beth returning to work, nearly a year after we hear those horrid words). Only headed out on Tuesday after work and headed to Prestwick Carr for the opportunity to see and phtograph the Short Eared Owls - managed to grab a few images of these wonderful birds. Experienced an amazing rainbow after a heavy shower, just with I had my wide angle with me!!
We here's one of the images - hope you like

But got me to thinking, I've not seen my favourite bird  in quite a while and I'm missing that blue streak and shreaking call of the Kingfisher...

Need to go see if I can find one over the comming weeks I think, especially as I will not need to set the alarms so damn early. (i'll keep you all posted).

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

OK - Time to start again!

Hope you like my recent image of a Short Eared Owl in Northumberland - down low and hunting.. So so so great to watch this one and 7 others in one night!