After a reasonable October,November and December out with the camera I was determined to get out in the first month of 2016 and carry on with the good work. After having good results with my new zoom in September i was determined to get some more wildlife shots using the least amount of fuel and hopefully the least amount of time,not having to be camouflaged and wait hours for one shot.
My camera of choice at the moment is the mid price ranged Canon EOS 1200D while my new zoom is the EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III also by Canon. It’s just enough to get me some extra detail and also to show the real beauty that is around just under our noses. We really haven’t been that far from home Abberton,Copford and Hanningfield being the furthest away while some of my best shots have come from as near as Hylands Park some two miles away,Danbury Common about four miles and Little Waltham less that a quarter of a mile from home. I also went to Hatfield Forest on a Cold and Frost morning.
Overall the wildlife I managed to shoot in January were mainly birds these being Robins, Blackbirds, Tits, Gulls and Ravens. These are around in the winter and because of the lack of food tend to hang around longer and can be easily seen because of the lack of leaves on the trees. Canada Geese,Ducks and Moorhens are also around near water and I found these at the Serpentine Lake in Hylands Park. Some of the lesser spotted birds I got too…Greenfinches, a Wren and a Treecreeper which was creeping up a trunk at Hatfield Forest. I’ve put them together in this video which is here below.