7 February 2016

Staines Moor: 7 February

Spent late morning to dusk on the patch trying out my new kit - Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II lens, Lowepro Flipside 400 bag and Manfrotto 190 GO! Carbon Fibre tripod - all of which are superb. The camera/lens combo has lightening-fast auto-focus, and I can at last use my extender. Doesn't mean the photos will get any better though!

Fairly quiet today in blustery conditions - highlights: 3 Water Pipit (Colne), 1 Little Egret (Colne), 4 Little Grebe (Colne), 1 Common Snipe (west pool), 8 (3m, 5f) Stonechat, 1 Coot (Colne), 15 Fieldfare (old railway), 4 Goldcrest (old railway), 7 Skylark, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail (Colne), 3 Chaffinch, 1+ Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite E and 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk NE.

1 of 3 Water Pipit along the Colne today

4 comments:

  1. Looks like your new kit is proving its worth already, Lee. Nice pics. I still remember your post of 29 Jan '14, which helped me sort my flyover pipits.

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    1. Many thanks. It's all down to the camera not the photographer :-) Glad the Water Pipit post was useful.

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  2. Nice WP shots - I can never seem to get within half a mile of them without scaring them.

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    1. Thanks Billy, I usually have the same problem. This bird was on the far bank of the Colne and had to wade half way out into the river to get these pics. I think the bird was curious what I was up to.

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