With still being restricted with my neck/back injury (My C6 Vertabra) times have been frustrating with so much turning up but not been able to drive far or carry my equipment!! But having to drive to Oxford for Physio i decided that if i could do that then i could get out & about a little & if there was anything about which didn't require to much walking with the camera then i was going!! With a confiding Pec Sand at Toft Res,Lincs a txt to Dean Eades had me with all the info i needed! Met up with Darren Chapman,Rich "Tricky Dicky " Dawkins ,Anthony Bentley & Deano where we had fantastic views down to just feet only a short walk from the carpark so a bonus!!!
Sunday 9 September 2012
Been a while since iv'e been out & about due to ongoing problems with nerve problems in my shoulder & back & not being able to drive! so the chance to get out for the day with Tom Perrins & Jules Allen was seized on (Plenty of fluids & painkillers) Destination Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset for the juv Short-billed Dowitcher (only the 2nd for Britain) I didn't need the bird but having been cooped up for the best part of 5 weeks I just had to get out!! The bird showed ok but distant with no pics as I still can't carry the big lens about so resorted to just carrying my Macro set up..... Which worked out well as Gary Thoburn pointed out a Jersey Tiger (moth) a lifer for me on site!! We then headed off to Portland for the Monarch Butterfly (Another lifer all the way from America) Many thanks to Jules (for driving) & Tom (for the entertainment) Few pics below...........