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In reply to Bobs_Still_Retired:
Lot to learn
In reply to Paul Cousins:
In reply to Alan.:
Had a rare day off work yesterday so went to a local marsh early morning. This little guy came out of the reeds and posed for 20 seconds before he retreated.
In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:
Not seen any migrant Chiffchaffs, yet, Alan, let alone any singing.
I'm with you, Paul, the local Jays are extremely secretive and it's only at Leighton Moss that I occasionally get close.
we sit under a thick dark blanket of cloud with rain and hailstone in-between
This is what greeted me on my way out this morning - an imminent but rather spectacular hail storm over a local reservoir. The two gulls are Lesser Black-backs by the way
In fact, I don't think I've taken a bird photo all week (a part from the gulls above) with the incessant wind and storms but I always think that's when to go and do landscape photography (no blue skies here please!) Earlier, while exploring migrant hotspots on the moors in readiness for next month I also got this stormy shot of a local landmark in the West Pennine Moors. It's only a stone's throw from where Flycatchers (both), Cuckoos, and even Ring Ouzels are supposed to stop over, so fingers crossed!
Both shots are obviously heavily done in Photoshop, to recreate traditional B&W darkroom styles.
Maybe I'll get some birds next week!
Cracking B&W pics Nige, edited or not, and I especially like the first one, where you can see what looks like a heavy shower descending.
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In reply to Goldfincher:
Loads of Reed Buntings on my patch this morning, this one was trying out the bullrushes.
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