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Monday, November 7, 2011

More Woodies on the move

A bright start to the morning which quickly gave way to cloud and drizzle then dense fog by soon after midday which stayed for the rest of the day.
The big Woodpigeon push continued from first light this morning all >S and ceased by about 0915hrs. Around 400 birds came overhead which is about 350 more than I got yesterday when I was out birding, I,ll have to stick to working, it produces more birds.
Although there was a keen white frost this morning the local birds are acting as if it were spring with 2 Robins squabbling all day for territory and singing their hearts out and a House Sparrow in the garden has been carrying nest material into the ivy all day. Dont know if its nest building or making its roost better for winter.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

It must be the amount of time you put into it Bri (work I mean)!

Denise said...

I tried to comment yesterday but it didn't work.

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate was the place to be for Wood Pigeons that day (nearly 62,000 according to "Trek").

Welcome to the world of gritted teeth, Brian. I've found that keeping it in: aperture priority, auto focus and al servo work for me.

It's completely useless at flight shots, in my experience, if you keep the stabilizer on because it spends the whole time hunting. The trouble is that you keep forgetting to flick the switch back and forth. If you were to look at the Bullfinch picture on Birdbrain, you'd probably be able to see blue air and hear muttering for exactly that reason.

Brian Sumner said...

Thats an awful lot of Woodies, that would have been good practice for flight shots with plenty to go at.