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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ogden last light.

     First sighting of 4 dots out in the centre
                               A grim view over the water
           with the birds dead centre, not much to go on.
  Zoomed in proved them to be Teal
  They drifted a bit nearer the east shore

          Only to fly off into the murk


                         Landing back in the centre of the water.

1500 hrs on a grey murky day with the mist again worse lower down in the valley than up here in hill billy country.
Thinking I could rise above the fog for a last half hour on Soil Hill proved me wrong with dense fog shrouding the hill so on to Ogden to check the water.
Ogden was very grey and misty with an eerie glow over the water putting everything into black and white.
Straining to see across the water 4 black dots rang alarm bells out in the centre but a few snaps zoomed right in was just enough to see the markings of Teal.
                                          Slowly they drifted nearer to the east shore so a dash round just in time to get some record shots before they flew again back into the middle but a pleasing last light half hour visit.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

You did well spotting the Teal in this weather Bri, well done.