Friday, 6 November 2009

Black & White











Having missed out on the Red Flanked Bluetail two weeks ago in the picture sense I thought I would post this Magpie pictured at Filey Dams YWT. Photographed in good light close to the hide on main pool three weeks ago I was pleased with the pictures.

I did see the Bluetail, it was directly in front of me but all I saw on two occasions was the underside of its wings as it flew. I could not say I looked at the bird and took in its id features, I just saw the underside of its wings. This was on the Sunday when there was a large chasing pack after the bird. I can't say I enjoyed the experience really.

I also managed to slip on some mud and later noticed my hand hurting. Next day I had to go to A & E and have a ring cut off a badly swollen finger. It still hurts, the finger that is, whose said birdings safe!

4 comments:

Roy said...

Excellent images Mike. You have captured the colours of a very difficult subject very well.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Roy. It was great light for once.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the Magpie.

Chris said...

Gorgeous black and white shots Mike...