08 Sept 13 - At The Hide

11th September 2013
Again nothing special around however there was a pair of Pied Wagtail in a nearby field.


Pied Wagtail

A couple of Robins spent most of my stay at the hide chasing each other or attacking anything that went near the feeders.


Robin

Visitors were Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit.


Blue Tit


Goldfinch

I spent some time trying to take some in flight shots of the small birds with a modicum of success. Its one of the real bonuses of the digital age being able to take 100's of photos and it costs you nothing only time.

It was very hit and miss and being honest more miss than hit. The light wasn't brilliant and to get a reasonable shutter speed I had to use ISO 6000 and f4. The other thing to think about is the depth of field which is probably only about 1cm at the small distance of the hide from the feeders
with the 500mm lens.


Great Tit


Great Tit


Blue Tit

I also paid a visit to Redesmere and there are always photo opportunities there and some very nice ice cream from the van that is usually there.


Gulls squabling over bits of bread


Mute Swan


Looks a bit like a Greylag but it may be crossed with a Canada, whatever it looks a bit odd

Cheers

Andy

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