Friday 31 March 2023

Elmley NNR

A nice day at Elmley yesterday with Sue, testing out the new camera. Ebird list here, 72 species including some nice little bits including a second-calender year White-tailed Eagle (IOW bird), Short-eared Owl, singing Firecrest, Garganey, migrating Med Gulls and hirundines and a summer plumage Water Pipit.

An evening visit to Capel Fleet with Haddock and chips from Wooly's in Leysdown added Hen Harrier and nice flock of 35 Corn Buntings plus another 100 or so Med Gulls gathering on the fleet.   

Lapwing- worth clicking on this image and zooming in to see a higher res to get some idea of the R7 detail (Canon EOS R7, 420mm, f /5.6, 1/250 sec ISO 200). Still using the old lenses with an adaptor so presumably even more quality when I get the new lens. 
2nd calendar-year White-tailed Eagle - not bad for about a kilometer away 
Migrating Med Gulls - as most commentators have mentioned, the R7 performs really well for flight shots, locking onto and tracking the subject
Male Garganey 
Spot the Short-eared Owl 

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