we hit the Lincs coast--seawatch from dawn ---1 Bonxie----the bushes, fields, trees etc absolutely zero----probably my worst day ever on the East coast
Saturday, September 29, 2007
failed to get to the coast and so missed out on the Sabine's deluge but this delightful juvenile Arctic Tern was fishing on the patch at Waters' Edge; it was catching plenty of fish but was obviously very tired? and tame and kept sitting on the paths where all the dog walkers go hence it was flushed on a regular basis!
Friday, September 28, 2007
the inner Humber has experienced a large Gannet movement in the last two days; a peak single count of 230 birds yesterday am was probably well below the total number seen while 130+ were by the bridge this morning; other good birds included all 4 skuas this am, 7 Arctic, 2 Bonxie, dark adult Pom with spoons and a juv Long-tail + Razorbill, 23 Kittiwakes, Arctic and Common Terns, R B merg but no petrels or the hoped for Sabs Gulls
Monday, September 24, 2007
all the Black-tails the Heron and Teal on these pages were taken with the 300 2.8 lens and 2x converter in what was often very poor light with ISO from 400 to 640; sometimes though I find that dull flat light produces better digital images of grey and subtle colours than bright sunlight if you can get a fats enough shutter speed for flight shots
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
check the pink rear 20% of the foot on this juvenile Long-tail plus the other ID features, uppertail covert and undertail covert barring, outer primary pattern, bill size, shape and pattern, central tail projection, fine mantle barring etc---and then enjoy a brilliant bird--many people could finally add this species over the top of the dodgy at sea, an expert says it is one, ticks on their lists!
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