I took an afternoon walk across Sopley Common this afternoon, keeping careful distance from the odd other person I came across. I managed to see several birds – most partly hidden or in the distance. The most exciting distance one was this dartford warbler, that I got an “id” shot of. I did manage a reasonable shot of this stonechat, that was not as far away. As well as these
Canon 100-400 IS mk2
I went for a walk towards Hengistbury Head on the second day of Storm Jorge. The weather was mainly bright and sunny -with the occasional downpour. The wind was something else – very strong – especially on the coastline by the headland. Apart from a single gull in flight the wildlife was limited, but I did have some fun shooting the incoming waves.
There were two very different types of bird that I photographed on Saturday at Blashford Lakes. First, there was the posing and singing Robins. They are plentiful at the reserve at the moment, and will tolerate the closeness of camera wielding humans like no other bird I know. Which was good as I was trialing out a 2x converter and 300mm F4 IS combination for the first time. The results