Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Long-billed Dowitcher at last a bit of luck

after 6 weeks of getting nowhere near this skittish bird, late afternoon today it landed 160m away, quite close for this bird -- first shots but then it flew to about 400m away -- the light went and then it suddenly flew in fairly close (its all relative) but was there for less than 3 minutes before the whole wader flock flew off again -- shots were 800 ISO at very slow shutter speeds and 1600ISO not much better! It is amazing seeing it closer just how much it has moulted to winter plumage since its arrival -- one day it will do the same in daylight!

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