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Thursday, December 22, 2011

How the wind blew. Soil Hill

                                  This isnt camera shake, its hill shake

                                                           Nearly missed that one !

Just in case the Soil Hill Snow Buntings leave before the weekend I decided to make a dash for the hill at lunch time. The sun was out and a visit to the garage from NK telling me the birds were about clinched it so after a quick lunch and dog walk I set off up there with 20 minutes spare in which to find the birds and take the photos.
After a fruitless search of all the south and east summit I doubled back up the main track and saw the birds in the trenches to my right but they were very fidgety in the wind and kept moving around.
A quick look at the watch, 5 past 1 and start work at 1.15 with a 5 minute journey back, TIME UP !
A quick few half  hearted shots in a W>7 gusting 8 with it near impossible to stand up, I was moving, the camera was moving and even the hill felt to be moving, the only thing not affected was the birds ?
Ever time I rush up for these birds on limited time they turn up in the last place I look when its too late, next time up I,ll look in the last place first, that,ll fool em.
BS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn fine shots you finally managed to obtain after your couple of mid-day dashes not to mention the W/E efforts

DJSutcliffe said...

You have got some great colours coming through on those shots Bri. I will look forward to seeing the ones you get this next weekend when its calm!!!!!!!!!!!!