With the winds coming from the east for well over a week, I decided to spend a couple of days at Britain’s Premier Migration Hotspot. Expectation was high!!
HONEY BUZZARD Was the first exiting bird of the day the bird come south then u turned over the triangle.
WRYNECK The long staying bird on the caravan site.
COMMON SNIPE possibly of the ssp faeroeensis. Showing aggression to a nearby Redshank.
Another shot of the same COMMON SNIPE.
WHINCHAT, One of many in the triangle.
Spurn at its best, other Birds recorded over the weekend, PALLID HARRIER, 4 Red breasted Flycatchers, Corncrake, Great Grey Shrike, Marsh Warbler, 3 Barred Warblers, 2 Yellow browed Warblers, and a Firecrest plus a good scattering of common migrants.
All images (apart from wood warbler) taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80.
An amazing weekend had by all, really looking forward to next year. A big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers. All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on SWAROVSKI 80 GOOD DIGISCOPING!!
For me one of spectacles of bird migration is wader passage and one of the best places to witness this is Spurn. July sees the start for many waders there southbound migration, but by early September the time of the Migration festival tens of thousands of waders will be present on the Humber. Here are a few Images as a taste of what to expect.
BAR TAILED GODWITS.
Waders being pushed by the incoming tide
Flock of Red Knot
More Red Knot
I hope to see many of you there I will be there for sunday with SWAROVSKI demonstrating Digiscoping so come and say hi and feel free to ask any questions.
All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80.
by Justin Carr
The Sun was shining there was a stiff inshore breeze ideal conditions I thought for getting up close and personal with the breeding Seabird spectacle at Bempton RSPB.
On a inshore wind the Gannets just hang in the wind just above the cliff before landing great for Digiscoping flight shots
All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80 with a 30x wide. Good Digiscoping!!
Gannet Bempton RSPB
Gannet Bempton RSPB
Gannets are one of my favourite subjects to digiscope, so a trip was taken to bempton cliffs a GREAT place to get up close and personal with these majestic birds
something a little different
All image’s taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80 with 30x wide. Good Digiscoping.
Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens through a pair of SWAROVSKI EL
Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens on a SWAROVSKI 80 with 30X wide
As is often the case at this time of the year birding can be hard work but being a digiscoper there is always a subject to shoot. recentley a friend and i payed a visit to Old moor RSPB, other than the usual breeding birds was a cracking drake Garganey, after scoping it i set the camera up on the scope to practice on flight shots of the breeding Black headed gulls. after getting a few shots i thought it would be a good idea to try the camera though my friends SWAROVSKI ELs, the eyecups fits well into the panasonic f1.7mm lens. quite happy for a first attempt, so i would say GIVE IT A GO!! HAPPY DIGISCOPING.
Young ‘Dinosaur’ bears it’s teeth….
During a recent visit to Blacktoft Sands I came across this young Magpie
Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft © Justin Carr 2014
It then decided to bear its teeth…..
Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft Sands © Justin Carr 2014
Something I hadn’t previously noticed on a bird!