Friday, 17 February 2017

Dartford Warbler Singing

The other half had a day off work yesterday so I thought I'd drive us up to one of the local Commons for a picnic. The dog enjoyed some exercise and Nat saw her first Dartford Warbler! The bird was generally very elusive and only called once in the 2 hours we spent there. We probably would have had more success if we had been there at first light; there should definitely be more than just one bird at the site. Pics were taken from a fair distance and have been heavily cropped but they are the best I've managed of this species to date.






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  1. Excellent shots. I'm guessing this is with the 50 pixel camera?

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    1. Thanks Darran! These were on the 20 MP camera but I wish I'd taken the 50 MP as there was just about enough light. Next time...

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  2. 'Heavily cropped & distant'?? - look amazing to me Tim! Aylesbeare?

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    1. Thanks Jo! Detail held up okay when cropping but it gets grainy if you look too closely. Yep that's the place! Not much activity so I hope they're doing okay.

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  3. Lovely shot Tim,will be down there myself come Easter!

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    1. Thanks Paul! Hopefully you have a good visit.

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  4. Wonderful captures of a Dartford Warbler

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    1. Thanks Martin! Such smart looking birds.

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