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Pulborough Brooks

2011.03.25
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One of my birthday presents from my parents earlier this month was membership of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Their nearest reserve is at Pulborough Brooks, so this morning my Dad and I visited it for a stroll in the warm spring sunshine. The reserve borders onto the River Arun and a number of hides have been set around the site for bird watching. I quickly discovered that my 70-200mm lens (plus 1.4x extender) is nowhere near long enough to shoot from the hides but I did have some success with smaller birds in the trees as we walked around. As we walked back to the visitor centre we also spotted a Grass Snake wiggling its way through one of the ponds. This particularly pleased my Dad as he hadn’t seen one of these since he was a child. Despite my best efforts he was a bit too quick for me but I did manage to catch on moderately sharp shot as he slithered over a branch in the water!
13 Comments
Lynda Lovely shots.
Lynda · 2011-03-25: 13:02
josy63 I like the photo of the fast snake which did not leave without, all the same, to throw you a glance !!
josy63 · 2011-03-25: 13:08
danrav Helen, first what a thoughtful gift. And secondly what a great set. The colors in #1 are awesome!!
danrav · 2011-03-25: 13:31
Riyaz Fantastic! The sharpness in 1 is superb!
Riyaz · 2011-03-25: 13:49
yellodog The snake shot is super.
yellodog · 2011-03-25: 14:47
lookagain Both super captures, but the snake is amazing....wow, great work, Helen!
lookagain · 2011-03-25: 20:35
mystic1 Wow well done on the captures
mystic1 · 2011-03-26: 03:18
davids I've always thought hides seem to be miles away from points of interest... wonder what kit people use to get decent shots from them
davids · 2011-03-26: 09:16
wildduck Great captures!
wildduck · 2011-03-26: 12:31
snowpie Great how you got the snake!!!!
snowpie · 2011-03-26: 14:36
equivalence amazing capturing the grass snake so clearly, great
equivalence · 2011-03-27: 15:07
helys The #1 is lovely
the #2 is brrrrrrrrrrrrr but the new plant is great !
helys · 2011-03-28: 09:44
Sharon Wow - well done capturing the snake! I'd probably have run away!
Sharon · 2011-03-28: 17:42
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Category: Animals and birds
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Tagged: wildlife pulborough chaffinch snake bird
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