Monday, 30 January 2012
I went to collect my camera from Stock on Trent on Saturday morning, as it was in for repair due to me sledging down Chrome hill, with me sat on it. £700 repair bill, ouch! Insurance saved the day though.
From there, I drove to Coombes RSPB nature reserve to see what was around, as I know the Goshawk lives in the woods there. Walking down the path towards the wood, there is a stone wall on your right, so knowing elusive creatures live in stone walls I decided to pick my spot and stay there for at least an hour. After 10 minutes, I was lucky enough to see a Weasel poke it's head out from between the stones and then shoot back in after staring at me for a bout 2 seconds. Well that was it, the requirement to get myself more comfy for a shot of this little fellow was required. Aiming at the same location it came out of before proved pointless, as it stuck it's head out further along the wall and stared at me again for about 2 seconds, not enough time to swing the lens along and get locked on with the auto focus system. So I decided on the original head poke through location and stick with it. That paid off, as again it stuck it's head out and I was right on it for the shot. Good job I got the shot as I didn't see it again for rest of the hour I sat there.