Monday, 31 December 2007

Desert Wheatear

Finally made it to Cromer Point to see the Desert Wheatear that has been present since 26 November. A combination of poor weather conditions and something called Christmas made the visit long overdue.

The Desert Wheatear was immediately visible although somewhat distant. It then went exploring the adjacent field but remained at a distance. All the other birders disappeared, then a couple from Hartlepool approached and I was able to show them the bird just visible down the dip in the adjacent field.

As I was just about to leave myself the Desert Wheatear landed in the grassed area in front of me.

Pictures taken at ISO1600 in poor light.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

The Mere

Found a good number of large shells on the footpath around The Mere yesterday lunch time. I expected that the gulls had been feeding from them. However, further along the path the it was a Crow feeding from a shell.

I have no idea how the shells get there being so large.

Also managed a distant record shot of the Kingfisher.

At least two Bullfinches seen at the edge of the car park at Burton Riggs.

All pictures taken at ISO 3200 and processed through Neat Image software!

Monday, 17 December 2007

Rocky Robins

Four Robins feeding at the station at High Moor, Wykeham Forest on Saturday and Sunday together with Coal & Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Dunnock and two Goldcrests.

Pictures taken in very poor light at ISO1600 & 3200.

The pictures shown were taken at ISO3200 and run through Neat Image Software as mentioned by Dave Mansell. Thanks Dave for the tip which was sucessful in reducing the noise to more acceptable levels.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

High Moor Feeding Station, Wykeham

Blue Tit & Dunnock pictured toady at the Feeding Station in Wykeham, decent light, photographed from car on ISO 800 but still resulted in slightly slow speeds for the subjects.

Dunnock nicely framed in a wishbone of twigs!