Visit to "The Eyes"

05th February 2012
It's been ages since I visited "The Eyes", it's long overdue but other demands on my time have reduced the amount of photography time I've had and unfortunately I can't see it getting much better for a while.

Anyway I visited "The Eyes" on Saturday morning, poor light, icy cold, hail/sleet and ice on the water but I felt great getting out with the camera again.

As the light wasn't great I set the camera at ISO1000 which was a poor start and the only birds were congregated in a small patch of water on the far side of centre pool.

The birds were mainly Teal and Shovelers plus two or three Wigeon. So really the best I could hope for was getting a few photos of any birds that landed in the trees by the hide, on the feeders or just to get some general shots of the pool and try cropping them.

There were a few Greenfinch & Chaffinch in the trees and around the feeders but as usual they tend to sit behind a strategically placed branch but one or two did expose themselves.

Is it my imagination or do Greenfinches look grumpy, they never seem to look happy.

The feeders are just that bit too far away in my opinion but there were quite a few Pheasant around feeding on the seed around the feeders.

A few photos of the comings and goings on the small pool of open water!

Hopefully it won't be as long between visits this time.



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