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Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I arrived to find the site well-attended, but the 'clear shot' had the light in totally the wrong direction and only a partially obscured shot was available with reasonable light. With my pass rapidly running out of time, I managed to take several shots, and the partially obscured shots are greatly superior to the 'wrong light' shots. Subsequently several people have put very-much better pictures than mine of this bird on 'Birdguides' - I particularly like Steve Seal's - but I do like the light in the eye on my 1st shot below,
Monday, 26 May 2008
The following day we started with a visit to RSPB Lodmoor. As the weather was really bad, and the severe weather warning was in place, we just did a quick tour of the shorter circuit. We did manage to find Bearded Tit again, with just some record shots (better than nothing ?) of a juvenile obtained.
Bearded Tit - juvenile
Coot - I never cease to be amused by their feet !
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Osprey 08(97) landing on nest where 5N(04) is incubatingHowever, the Lyndon Reserve is also great for a good variety of other birds. I was on duty as an Osprey Volunteer yesterday, but I started off with a visit to Shallow Water hide. On the way, amongst other things, I found some Willow Warblers (one of which I took some shots of).
Black Headed Gull taking off
Black-Headed Gull 'walking on water'
On the way home, there was a fine sunset which I just had to stop and photograph!