|GOLDCREST (REGULUS REGULUS), CHEEKY CHAP!!|
Most of my photography really took place yesterday (4th October). In the afternoon I ventured out to Blueberry Farm, Maidwell. I had Meadow Pipits, the odd Swallow passing through, a very pale Buzzard (think Osprey and you'll get how pale it is) that's a bit of a regular bird up there, Sparrowhawk,Jays and 4 different Kestrels hassling the Jays and 1 Short Eared Owl that was actually quite high up and drifted towards Hanging Houghton and 1 Short eared Owl in the horse paddock near the farm.
The rest of Thursday (morning) I thought I would sort out the garden feeders and do some more images of the Goldcrest. Feeders cleaned and topped, fence "cat proofed" and I was then ready for some photography.
Sadly my garden has the sunlight poking from behind the Yew tree and fence so shutter speed isn't always too high and to be honest one neighbour did poke his head over the fence and laughingly query why I was holding a "bazooka" in my hands (Canon's 500mm prime lense) after a friendly banter and gossip (all important lol) I was READY. As you can see from the two images, taken in good light (sunny) there's a vast difference in how the light differs depending on which part of the tree the birds are in.
|GOLDCREST (REGULUS REGULUS), JUST HANGING AROUND.|