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Friday, March 10, 2017

Cold Edge Dams

                      m Tufted and Canada
                                                       F Tufted
 Photos taken with Nikon P900 bridge at distance
with dark skies and heavy drizzle.
                                   Greylag

                                    male Goldeneye
                                     Pair Goldeneye

                                  2 of 3 females



                                                 Leadbeater Dam.

1500 hrs at Cold Edge Dams found it with very dark skies and heavy drizzle on a light SSW>4.
No Canadas or Barnacle geese in the fields with just 6 Canadas on the water as well as 2 Greylag.
Along with  the geese Leadbeater Dam held 1 pr Tufted, 1m and 3 f Goldeneye plus a few Mallard whilst 4 Curlew were mobile in the grey drizzly skies. A Heron was in the swampy SW corner on frog watch.
Not a good day for the maiden voyage of the Nikon P 900 bridge but it seemed to cope with the conditions ok although, as with all bridge cameras, the flight shots leave a lot to be desired but its early days yet and in the wet and poor light the flight shots were acceptable if not publishable.
                                                                   A good window in the weather over the continent tomorrow which could get some migrants flooding in. Could be a Wheatear or two about in the coming week.
BS

3 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Camera did well Bri - or the skill of the photographer - or both !

Brian Sumner . said...

Down to the camera Dave, I,m an aim and press man.
I,m a birder that likes photography, not a photographer that likes birding.
I wonder if all the Canadas and Barnies have moved up to Fly Flatts, a lady at CED says they have nt been about for a few days.

David Sutcliffe said...

Plenty Canada's at fly yesterday but no sign of Barnies up there !