Wednesday, 12 October 2016

3200 ISO anyone ?

9 - 11 October 2016
The last few mornings have seen me down at Titchwell trying to get a picture of a Yellow-browed Warbler. Having found these great little birds at various sites along the coast I thought it was time to have a look at the ones reported from Titchwell, up to five individuals at times.

Early morning is definitely the answer at Titchwell as after about 11 am (at work anyway by then) the place gets rammed. Virtually the first bird seen was a Yellow-browed but as ever deep in the vegetation. So after a nightmare time with settings change on the camera I reverted back to my aperture priority mode and tried to get this fast moving little warbler nailed. Up to 3200 iso to give any chance of a non blurred pic and after many many terrible snaps, this was the best I could manage.

 There was a patch of sunlight but of course the Yellow-browed never went there, this Redwing did momentarily.
Having spent quite some time showing people the Yellow-broweds I ventured out of the woods and into sunlight ! but more importantly onto some Goldcrests which had been bathing and feeding.

Fantastic little birds weighing in at the same as a five pence piece or twelve paperclips they are able to fly across the North Sea, to make landfall on the Norfolk Coast. 

Then finally a Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew
 to round off the last few days, down in the mud at Thornham.

Overcast today and work beckons, but maybe just maybe a quick walk down to Burnham Overy Dunes, as with Radde's Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit and Arctic Warbler all at Wells Woods BOD should be quiet of people.... Hmmm

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