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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ogden in the rain

  A record count of 14 Goosanders




 All pics Nikon P900.  disappointing photos.




Horrendous conditions at Ogden with a W>5 and torrential throughout with ankle deep mud around the perimeter track but at least it kept the public away.
                                                                  Despite the weather it was a pleasing hour with plenty birds up in song mainly down the west bank which was somewhat sheltered. A pleasing record of now 14 Goosander on the water along with the 2 drake Tufted. I half expected Whoopers this morning in the conditions but not to be although there is still time yet.
                                                                          With the rain lashing down I left Big Bertha at home and took the Nikon P900 with me which again failed to provide that wow factor. Admittedly the weather was against it but the Goosanders I took were close in on the sheltered side of the water and still the pics came out unsharp and lacking detail. Other than that it doesnt like the rain and once wet it started playing up on the zoom and on off switch although it could be me expecting too much from it. I,ve made plenty mistakes with cameras and blown a cap full of money and this is beginning to look like I,ve done it again.

14 Goosander
4 Robins
3 Dunnocks
2 Wrens
3 Siskin
4 Goldcrest
sev  Gt, Blue and Coal Tits
2 m Tufted
3 LBB gulls
1 Song Thrush
+ usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Some summer sunshine will cure that Bri. Better light is good for cameras !

Brian Sumner . said...

Something we all need Dave