Friday, 6 March 2015

Free All Day

Friday 6th

I wasn't sure quite what to do today but needed to do a bit of catching up so I started with a drift through Seasalter finding 2 cetti's along SS Lane (another by the Sportsman) plus a rarity in the shape of 5 greenfinches in a bush along the lane, lately a mega!  Down to the seafront, plenty of waders still, dunlin, turnstones, grey plovers, redshank, curlew and 52 brent geese by the outfall plus a lesser black-backed gull.  In the NRA dyke the duck were a bit thin on the 'water' with 3 shoveler, 4 coots and c.dozen teal.

I then moved onto Chilham to see the GG Shrike, there it was as I arrived and nobody else, wonderful. I spent the next hour busy with the camera and watching the shrike. I took all shots using the converter as it is always distant although at the end of the session I took the converter off and got a couple of shots of the bird when it landed on the ground briefly. Fairly happy with the results but should have used a tripod to stop shake.


I've hardly seen a SEO this winter let alone taken a photo of one so I made my down to Sandwich where two or three are almost guaranteed by Dickson's corner. I waited until 5.10, but no sign, not my year for owls!


Marc Heath said...

Cracking set Mike.

Bernie Weight said...

Excellent Shrike shots Mike and great blog