I noticed this whitethroat on his territory would often goto this twig so I sat it out and waited. 20 minutes later there it was. I pushed the button and got the shot. I spend so much time focused on branches or twigs with nothing on them I often have people ask what am I doing...... they think I'm potty.
Four very early mornings now waiting for the Barn Owl to come to a post he has been seen going to. I'm determined to get the shot. I sit it out on my stool with a camouflage sheet completely covering me all but the lens. I get cramp and bits of me go numb, the things we do watching posts. LOL.
Lot to learn
Slightly disappointing trudge around Coombe Heath at Arne this morning, mainly due to the weather, but a couple of highlights
My 1st half decent green woodpecker pic ever
That was within 30 seconds of getting there, so I had high hopes!! Then 2 minutes later my 1st greater spotted woodpecker of the year
Then the best part of 2 hours of nothing until on my way out my best "classic" Dartford Warbler pose, atop the gorse
In reply to gaynorsl:
One final trip to see the kestrels that I've been posting on here and the video thread the last 2 months since coming across the nesting female. Fledged and flying around the field and landing back in the tree where their nest is. I think 3 out of 5 made it to fledging although can't be sure. Plus a few other birds I came across walking down there.
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