Saturday, 30 March 2013

Great birds, lots of pics (Axe Estuary)

I spent as much time I could out with the camera yesterday, making the most of a nearly free day. I was up early to see if the Marsh Harrier was about. Unfortunately it appeared in the 2 hour time slot that I couldn't be out birding. Grr. I managed a few more Stonechat pics, although I still haven't seen a male bird which is a shame. I took quite a few pics of some very approachable Chiffchaffs, and some pics of the Little Ringed Plovers and Ringed Plovers on Black Hole Marsh:

It's worth clicking on all of these pics to get an enlarged view.

I took my old camera arrangement (Canon 500D + 300mm F4 L IS USM lens + 1.4x extender) as well as my Canon 7D + 70-200 F2.8 L IS USM ii so I could choose whichever set-up best suited the distance of the birds. Unfortunately the Plovers weren't particularly close so I used my old gear with greater focal length. The results are okay I suppose. The Chiffchaff pics were taken with the 7D set-up, they were plenty close enough for the shorter focal length lens!

1 comment:

  1. I love the new clean lines of your Blog, Tim. Well done!