Latest news and candid vews from Conservationist, broadcaster, Musican and writer Chris Sperring
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Best Wishes to all for 2010
Hope to see as many of you as possible through 2010 at various events or lectures.
BFN and have a great New Year
Friday, 25 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Some pictures of Snow
Monday, 21 December 2009
Shortest day and Longest night.
Oh, by the way, we have lots of snow in North Somerset (South West England) this morning, which began falling last night, I leave you with this very Xmas looking cherry tree in my garden.
Very busy today so blog more later.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
What A Beauty
Monday, 14 December 2009
The odd three out, and Long eared Owl update.
I did find one starling as I walked along the old railway line path.
Sadly the Harrier was too far away for a picture but a wild Kestrel followed me along the path, I have to say wild because when ever I show anyone my Kestrel pictures they all think they are Falconers birds, this is a genuine Ham Wall WILD Kestrel!!!!!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Redwings and Canon eos 7d video test.
I have been also watching a couple of Short-eareds at night, this is me now returning to an old subject I studied some years ago and that is how much nocturnal hunting is achieved by Short-eared Owls on their wintering grounds. Its early days yet but returning to all the old sites that I had previously studied back in the 1980s and 90s has proved very interesting. More on this as the winter progresses. I have had quite few emails from you about the new camera, the Canon EOS 7D. In particular about testing the video side of the DSLR. I must say I have not had time to give the video part of this SLR a really good go over. Today I did find a Swan or two so I quickly took some footage them and so here is the result.
Edited in Magix pro 15 hence the slow motion which was deliberate on my part.
Here is another short bit this time in normal motion, there is no sound, I cut the sound out, there was far too much wind (no not mine, the natural wind) you can make your own mind up about the quality I'm very pleased with it and can think of many uses for this addition to a DSLR.
Hopefully see some of you at the weekend at Folly Farm for the Owl prowl, to the rest of you keep the emails coming, and BFN.