Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Spotted Flycatchers again.

Since my last post I've been to Marsh Lane twice and to Brandon Marsh once and did not see any decent birds at either place and therefore no pics to post.

Actually at Marsh Lane on Sunday I did take a shot from the car park and although it was a crappograph I did keep it because it was of a Red Kite and was only the second one I'd ever seen at a local patch.Not up to the standards of the shots from Watlington so don't laugh !!!

The visit to Brandon Marsh was last Friday and was my first late one hoping to see the Barn Owl.However by 8.00PM having been there for 4 hours I'd had enough so I gave up not seeing a Barn Owl or anything else as it happens.

So on Tuesday morning having taken no pics for ages I went down to my favourite churchyard looking again for one of my favourite birds Spotted Flycatchers.Got there just before 10.00AM and had the place to myself except for a couple of builders working on the new toilets.In fact the only other people I saw all morning were Mark and his sister who had come down for a look at the SF's.

Within a few minutes I found the pair of SF's as they zoomed round the churchyard and tried for some shots whenever they settled in the trees.Unfortunately for me they seemed to prefer to land in the gloomiest of trees so I had to wind up the ISO.

Later in the morning in order to try and get some shots of them in the open I plonked myself down amongst the gravestones hoping one might land not too far away playing the patience game which I'm not too good at.I did have some luck.

What cracking little birds.A great morning.


Kevin Groocock said...

Great Sf's Max. The building work is progressing with about a dozen builders and loads of lorries and lots of disturbance!

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Kevin.I was lucky then when I went there were only two builders.I hope the disturbance doesn't scare them off before they get some chicks.