11 January 2018

An invasion year?


There were more Waxwings around today................


2018 could be a big Waxwing winter. Perhaps.

There were 2 flocks in the neighbourhood today................

My teleconverter came back from Canon (there was nothing wrong with it meaning there is something wrong with my 500 f4) and I slapped it on the 100-400................

The results were a bit disappointing (though I hear the MK2 version of the lens works well with a T/C). All a bit soft and blurry.





They were almost all Japanese Waxwings although when checking through my photos I found there was at least 1 Bohemian Waxwing among them.

A Sparrowhawk was in the vicinity and caused the flock to disappear in panic a couple of times. This is why the flock is so jumpy................

8 comments:

  1. The last really big one was 2014............hopefully 2018 will see a repeat.

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  2. They are very photogenic birds Stuart.Hope you didn't upset the locals this time !

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    1. Well I tried not to shout at him this time............

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    1. Maybe one will make it down to Hong Kong.........

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  4. Just the opposite here this year - zilch Waxwings.

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