29 October 2014

2014 Best of #3



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Some of my fave shots from late winter through to the end of spring........................

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The Gyrfalcon stayed around until the middle of April................and it may well return any day soon....................

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There were lots of Crossbills everywhere, most of these shots were in town and all these below were taken with the 100-400L.

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These Crossbill shots were taken with the 500 f4................

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 Redpolls were sometimes present with the Crossbills...................

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There were lots of Waxwing around all winter from mid February but I didn't get any decent shots. There was another influx of both species in April, they look strange in the soft spring light..........

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In between the Gyyfalcon and Crosbill photo frenzying there were some waterbirds around..............

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The wader passage was a little light in spring...............

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After such a fantastic winter both birding and bird photography seemed to stall massively in spring. There was not much spring passage in town compared to previous years. In fact nothing worth posting here at all...................









4 comments:

  1. avis overload, but in a good way! Wonderful shots.

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    1. Hi Wilma and thanks for the comment..................have to say i'm not sure what 'avis' means though!

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  2. You've certainly had a great year with your new lens, and I hope the lack of spring passage isn't a bad sign for birds. I really like that first Scoter image.

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    1. I'm sure the poor spring passage was just bad liuck on my part...............

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