Being a lover of wildlife photography, this wasn't great news! Even worse news was the fact my Nikkor 70-300mm lens started developing a fault that got progressively worse day by day! The motor inside seemed to be 'sticking', the lens made a horrible grating noise and the focus jumped all over the place, making taking pictures impossible! After a few seconds the noise and vibrating stopped and I could finally take the picture, but usually by this time the bird had long gone! I was truly fed up with this unexpected turn of events! I wonder if it can be fixed, or even if it is worth trying....might be cheaper to buy a new one! :-(
Still, there were plenty of birds in the woods outside our chalet, including Ravens, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jays and Buzzards. Tawny Owls called out in the night.
Down by the beach a few Wheatears were on the short grass by the dunes, as well as Meadow Pipits and Stonechats in the scrub.
I still had a nice time walking and swimming all week, but, to be quite frank, I'm now knackered..... I could do with a holiday....
By the way, we stayed at Woolacombe Sands holiday park, a fabulous friendly place to stay, one I can highly recommend! Here's the link to their website;
Below are some pictures I did manage to get!
^Above^ - Buzzard by our chalet!
^Above^ - Carrion Crow feasting on a dead Fish on the beach.
^Above^ - Male Stonechat
^Above^ - Dunnock near the chalet.
^Above^ - Magpie
^Above^ - A Chiffchaff, swallowing a fly it had caught by our chalet.
^Above^ - Jackdaw
^Above^ - Kestrel hunting on the Sand Dunes.
^Above^ - Wheatear
^Above^ - Daffodils at the Holiday camp confirmed it was actually Springtime!!
^Above^ - Song Thrushes are increasingly a rare sight in my home County of Somerset, but the Holiday Park had plenty of them! Their song was a beautiful sound to wake up to in the mornings and just as lovely to listen to as the sun set in the evenings!
^Above^ - The sunset view from our chalet! What could be better?!
^Above^ - Yours truly on the Holiday parks 'Woodland walk'. Picture taken by daughter Emily!