Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sanderling in the teeth of a gale

seriously tricky hand holding the camera gear in the gale on Wednesday on the Lincs coast -- ended up sitting on the wet sand with my back to the wind -- the Sanderling were feeding in the fast flowing channels draining the beach after the spring tides --












beach on a windy day







juvenile Peregrine

an unusually co-operative bird



Monday, February 10, 2020

flying Curlews

always easier to ge the camera to focus against sky or water than a decent coloured backdrop --


attempting Wigeon again

always seem to fail to show Wigeon off at their best -- trying to be a bit more selective in image taking this year but the machine gun setting is always there!






first Marsh Harrier post of the year

not had a lot of luck of late with distant harriers --




Saturday, February 01, 2020

Black-throated Thrush revisited

better light at times but the full sun forecast by the BBC was never going to happen -- used the 2x converter with the 400DO2 and 5D4 which I usually avoid but in good light it can be useful
Keeping a wary eye up for passing Sparrowhawks -- doesn't want to go the way of the only previous Lincs rare thrush