Saturday, February 22, 2014

and the winner is

well maybe the best shot if simply because it was unexpected, I really thought it would be OOF the speed it was flying and me falling over backwards with the 500 mm lens;

well another foreign trip completed -- back to work and about time Lincs had a Ross's Gull -- need to start looking seriously

Snowy Owl male and a few additions

amazing how much quicker the male's fly than females and how much more manoeuvrable they are, a real test for the camera af and my shoulders!

Snowy Owl fest nears a close

a couple more posts of some I regard as the best of the crop but they were all great and what an experience -- can it be topped -- Japan next winter would be nice

Two-barred Crossbill Lincs

ell a bit better than the last lot but still have an inkling that this bird may give itself up at some stage; it was really vocal this afternoon giving the repeated high pitched chip call for about 15 minutes at one stage mixed with some brief bursts of song; it had given the trumpet call a few times in the morning but I relocated it this afternoon at one stage as the loud trumpet notes came out of the edge of a plantation -- it then flew out giving the repeated  chip call -- recording equipment in the back room!!!! it had never been vocal before