Monday, April 30, 2007
the true test of a new telephoto is its ability to lock onto and produce a decent image of a flying apus--this new toy seems to be working OK considering the sun was above the birds and they were not really low enough--now if only one had had a white belly and chin!!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
the light was dire, it was cold with a strong north-east wind and hazy but I had to get out and try out my new big boy's toy--after a lot of deliberating I have bought a 300 2.8 Canon which I can combine with my converters. In spite of the terrible light the harriers were performing well and first results look promising. Pictures here with the straight 300 2.8 and with the 1.4 converter. Now for a sunny day
An evening visit to Barrow Haven for the Slavonian Grebe, too far off, revealed this drake accompanying a female Mallard with young!---trying to get in on the exotic drake act on the local pits this Mandarin was clearly attempting to upstage the Wood Ducks! but nothing can upstage the beuaty of the Cootling!!!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
a routine BBS survey this morning was enlivened by this cracking male Wood Warbler proving that I still remember the call and song from a distance! never an easy bird to photograph though when they spend most of their time 30-40 feet up in oak trees