Sunday, June 25, 2017

roding Woodcock

all taken very late evening -- hardly any light but 5D4 works well in extremes producing images when normally you would get nothing; OK there is noise but at 12500 ISO you expect it

an old male Marsh Harrier in distorted afternoon light

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Perg prey ? and couple of Marsh Harriers

Local Pergrine taken very late evening and cannot ID the prey? seems to be barred on wings, short stout bill?
seriously heavy crop on the male but useful for identifying individuals where a lot are in the same area -- the barred uppertail coverts is uninteresting

Monday, June 19, 2017

juvenile Bearded Tits, Parrotbills, Reedlings

a great season for them so far with 50+ seen in one area of reeds today including a flock of 23 -- should be another bumper autumn if the next broods get off

odes and butts

plenty of Hairy Dragons at Alkborough today, at least 200 teneral Ruddy Darters and a few teneral Common Darters, many more at Barton, a few Emperors and lots of Four-spots and Black-tailed Skimmers -- no sign of the Lesser Emperor today but it was very elusive yesterday and no images -- hundreds of Meadow Browns on the wing and a few Large Skippers, a beautiful fresh Comma and a tatty Painted Lady and Red Admiral

adult summer Meds

walking on my old patch at Goxhill last week and two full summer adult Med Gulls flew past - having been doing something else I over-exposed them by about 4 stops! lost of Photoshop recovery

Monday, June 12, 2017

a few more Bempton seabirds

no great attempts at aesthetics just testing the AF and IQ of the new set up --