Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Richard and myself had planned a visit out last Thursday the 9th of February, however Richard finished having to cancel due to a visit to the dentist and so I had a short trip out and saw very little, it was a dull misty and very cold day and I saw only a single Little Owl, all the rest were keeping themselves well tucked away out of the weather. So when on Monday the 13th the sun decided to shine and Waxwings were reported in a nearby village, I made my way to visit straight after lunch. On arriving at Glenfield I searched around the reported area where the birds had been seen and eventually after about twenty minutes I located about fifty of these delightful birds. I then had another visit on the 14th as 150 of the birds had been reported, in fact on site we had approximately 70 birds in the tree after the apples and a second flock of 90 birds that were very mobile all the time I was about.

When checking the distance on Google Earth, the tree was a Drive and three gardens away, just over 30 metres from the entrance we were taking the images from. For the distance I was shooting over I am reasonably happy with the results. 

I somehow had unfortunately put the camera on to JPEG images so I have not been able to do a great deal with them while processing, not sure as to how this happened but must keep a check in future. 


Glenfield, 13th February.

A slightly cropped image from the above header showing the concentration of birds we had in the apple tree. 

Cropped a considerable amount more showing six birds.

What are you doing with my apples.??? 

As you can tell I was spoilt for choice, I had birds everywhere. 

They would come to the tree and have a fill of apples and then fly to two Silver Birch trees on the verge outside to have a rest and digest the food. 

A bit of a tussle, but why? plenty of apples all over the tree.

They really are a beautiful bird.

 Thank you for your visit, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did in the getting of the images.

I have had another visit and this time checked the camera so these are shot in RAW.

About Me;

Titus White:
Hi I am Richard Peglers friend Titus White, and those who follow Richards posts will understand the name and reason for it. I have been birding with Richard for 3 years and a volunteer at Rutland Water on the Osprey Project for 2 years. My early images were taken on a Nikon D80 with a 70 - 200mm lens. I updated the lens to a 70 - 300mm VR lens but still was not happy with the results. Eventually when Nikon announced the D7100 I decided to change so upgraded the camera and also invested in a Sigma 50 - 500mm lens.
I first met Richard through Arthur Costello as I was having the occasional visit from Little Owls on our land. We eventually found the Little Owls through another contact about 100 metres away. Photo's will follow on future posts.
I have recently upgraded my camera to full frame, this is a challenge I am at the moment enjoying trying to get the best out of the beast.
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