20 April 2016

Still Still around..........



A quick look in the park and the Falcated Duck was still there..............but it hadn't gotten less shy.


A bit repetitive recently. At least today's poses/lighting were slightly different.



For shots in the water the 100-400 doesn't really cut it..............it was just too skittish.


After I kept approaching it and it kept flying away for 10 minutes I left it alone..............

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crossbill, Hawfinch and lots of Dusky Thrush and Oriental Greenfinch but not much else in the park, hopefully the migrants will come soon.

8 comments:

  1. It's not the kind of duck you are going to see every day, and it is spectacular, so you can be easily forgiven a little repetition.

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    1. Thanks David.............actually I've seen a few of them this year, they are usually much scarcer. One day soon I'll get a tame one in nice light. I hope.

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  2. It's hard to get any duck in flight. Until you try and take BIFs of wildfowl you don't realise how difficult it can be.

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    1. Thanks Phil, it is indeed tricky and I think the AF on my old 100-400 is feeling its age too.

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  3. They are very nice pictures, Stu. It's a superb duck. Maybe you need the new 100-400. I hear it's very good.

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    1. Ah Rusell, you can read my mind...............

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