A couple of hours at a windswept Northumberland coastal spot today. watching some waders, gulls and winkle pickers
Black Headed Gull
Juvenile Black Headed Gul
Dunlin,Turnstone and Redshank
On the way home it seemed a sensible idea to call in at the Crossbills asthe sun was shining and its only 5 minutes from the house.
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It might have been windy but it looked like a summer's day Bob, your wading birds are great captures, and the Carrion Crow looks as if he has just been polished. Love the Oystercatcher with the winkle, seemed as if it was being washed before it was made into a meal. Lovely to see so many Crossbills too, you are lucky to have them so near your home.
Lot to learn
Lovely shots Bob especially the Oystercatchers and Crossbills.
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Some cracking phots as usual.
I notice you use a Canon EOS 1D X MkII. Is that with a 600m lens?
In reply to Richard G B:
Richard G B said:I notice you use a Canon EOS 1D X MkII. Is that with a 600m lens?
Nowadays I mostly use a 500mm f4 and also have both 1.4 and 2x TCs for distance. The seaside shots were all taken at 700mm (1.4TC) and the Crossbills were taken at 1000mm (2x TC), I find that the 2x works much better with the 1dx than it ever did with the 7D, where its best use was on my 200mm. I also use a 400mm f5.6 when I know I am going to be doing a lot of walking about and know the 500 and tripod are just going to be too much baggage and not quick enough to react.
Nice mixture of photos Bob and I'm very envious of your visit,the Northumberland coast is one of our favourite spots for both birding and with the family. It was good you got the Crossbills we have a fairly sure site locally which we must visit soon.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
Lovely photos again Bob, I love to see Oyster catchers but the Crossbills are still top of my list. I'm green with envy!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
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Thanks for info Bob
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