Friday, August 05, 2022

Whimbrel and Humber mud

 




Black-winged Stilt juvenile in mono

When I was taking these I thought they might look better in monochrome 



 

Black-winged Stilt family arrive in Lincs

 happened to be on the phone this morning to the finder of these stilts at Messingham which was useful - the pair and 4 juvs from Potteric - everyone wondered where they had gone but in Lincs we have a lot of suitable places that people never look - looking into the light most of the time I was there with some side lighting as a bonus -- 



















Monday, August 01, 2022

Quail - lucky break

 seldom you get to see a Common Quail so this was a bit of real luck - using the car as a blind and the Canon 400 DO2 with 2x converter on the Canon R6 between downpours and showers yesterday -- the encounter was over in less than a minute 









Monday, July 18, 2022

Stilt Sandpiper a bit closer

yesterday was hot and by the time I got in the hide early afternoon it was 29C outside and later in the afternoon 31C so there was plenty of heat haze and atmospheric distortion added to the fact that even at its closest this bird was never going to be anything other than small in the camera but more detailed than the shots further away but in much better light below -- Stilt Sandpiper Alkborough the 4th for Lincs of which I have seen exactly 50% and most of us don't really count the two at Wisbech sewage farm anyway as it was 90% Norfolk -- all adults - the only juvs I have seen were on a rather smelly and hot Prairie pothole in Alberta August 2007 

Alberta 2007















Sunday, July 17, 2022

Stilt Sandpiper at Alkborough Flats

 another stunning Nearctic wader for the Alkborough Flats list - never close enough for decent images so heavy cropping and a bit of dodgy iphone + scope video 

Stilt Sandpiper Alkborough