in the dull and wet a nice female Ferruginous Duck associating with Tufted Ducks on Waters Edge this afternoon and on the water it looks fine - but flight shots revealed a green plastic ring on its right leg so a fence jumper but how many rare wildfowl are seen well enough to get both legs checked assuming that is that all rare wildfowl in captivity are ringed which they are not - so the long wait for another genuine Lincs Ferruginous Duck goes on -- the last local bird was a drake on Waters Edge in February - April 2001
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Saturday, May 01, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
getting a better feel for this camera and how it works - the Yellow Wagtail was through a reed fringe needing manual focus initially; the harriers are pretty big crops but all 12 in a sequence were in focus but light and contrast are clearly key factors - nice to get rid of the glaring overhead sun and heat haze!
The Northern Wheatear looks like a Greenland
Monday, April 26, 2021
convinced myself not to get one but bought a Canon R6 to see if the much hypoed AF abilities worked in challenging situations - the jury is still out after a few days of bright overhead sun and less than co-operative subjects - it seems to work well on Ashy Mining Bees! BUT harriers against a cluttered backdrop - camera says no - its a steep learning curve but these are a few early results