Monday, October 25, 2010

More Glebelands (and some Studland)

A grounded Woodlark today was the pick of the vis mig bunch

Female Black Redstart, first for the autumn

Accidentally flushed the Woodlark

Didnt go too far

Very smart looking Wheatear, this would be one of the annually reported Isabellines if we were on the Scillies. Particularly given the upright stance (also a suggested feature in Greenland Wheatear) and most strikingly the concolorous lesser and median coverts without black centres. Not quite sure why that is, think I can see one there at the bottom but anyway the buff fore eyebrow and rusty cheeks gives the game away. (Unless I have completely f**ked up of course)

Down to Studland Bay to see the latest SunSeeker being put through its paces. Quite an impressive beast and with a new colour scheme

Med Gulls getting pretty tame now

Med hed

This Scoter was very close in indeed, however it was late afternoon and the light was terrible. The sun had gone down so the bird was in shadow but it still managed to make the sea really bright. Not sure how this was done but the upshot was that despite taking about 50 pictures in a wide variety and combination of settings still only managed these shots.

This one has had some Photoshop wizzardry on it and still looks shite!

Migrating Canada Geese! Well actually they are flying from Poole Park to fields at Ballard Down to get shot at, but never mind.