|SPARROWHAWK (ACCIPTER NISSUS), WITH FLY!|
As the weather didn't improve Saturday, I opted for the pub to watch Chelsea play Spurs and after that went to play in the garden. Cleaned the feeders and tried some images of the Goldcrest in the Yew tree, not a good idea after a skinful of lager. Don't really have to say the images were poor, but I did realise the 300mm/f2.8 lens isn't adequate for the flight shots, even though it gave me the shutter speeds for flight images I couldn't get close enough without having to result in heavy cropping of the images, on the plus side, there is SIX different Goldcrests in there and a Coal Tit too. Though my dogs hate the Goldcrests call it makes them run away. One dog, Bailey, you can see in discomfort when they all start to call. With him cowering away whilst looking where the calls are coming from, interestingly he did the same when my local shop installed one of those devices that omitted a high frequency call to discourage kids from congregating outside the shop, though after complaints from dog owners and the kids themselves it was removed.
Finally another Little Grebe from Friday, below, no Photoshop required....though some sunshine wouldn't go a miss. So Chelsea won, Gordon Sheddon won the Brit Touring Cup and I obeyed doctors order, I used my good hand for the pints..
|LITTLE GREBE (TACHYBAPTUS RUFICOLLIS), SUMMER LEYS LNR|