Wednesday, 10 August 2016

RSPB Minsmere

A day out with the grandchildren and a chance for me to test my distinctly limited skills with the new digital camera.


Mimsmere has a wide variety of habitats. The sand cliffs here are the perfect place for sand martins and their burrows. There were plenty of the birds about but I had no chance of catching them on camera.

Sand martin burrows




Catching Molly and Nuala at the right time is just as difficult. Molly was looking at the camera - honest.










Here Molly was supposed to be in mid jump - whoops - but there's Nuala!





Photographing birds presents its own problems. These were all taken with the telephoto close to maximum magnification.

Black-tailed Godwit

Heron at mid distance

Egret

I really should have taken a snap of some of the other twitchers and their cameras, where their telephoto lens were many times the size of the cameras themselves.


Eventually, I got some reasonable photos of Molly and Nuala.

Molly

Nuala - deep concentration

Granny keeps careful watch


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