I don't why but none of the picture links work and it may look weird on your screen (i.e huge spaces for what ever reason) it looks fine on my screen, but i tested it on another screen and it appeared totally different. I apologise in advance.
Another weekend, and another chance to turn wildlife photographer for a day (or morning at least). This time though i had borrowed a 70-300mm lens from Uni, to give that extra 100mm i thought i needed. Turns out i needed a bit more, since even that wasn't long enough.
I went to Stanley Park, and to Heron Island (as
its known) to shoot the Herons. I got a few good shots and then moved round the lake.
Once round the other side of the lake, things started to happen. A robin... nothing to unusual. A Blue Tit... nothing new. A group of four photographers... this is new. What was all the hullabaloo... Goldcrests and more importantly Firecrests. I immediately scanned the tree at the end of their lenses to see the Firecrests (that's right there were two) fleeting around. Did i get a good picture... did i eckers-like... have you seen them move. Far too fast for me too first of all find, focus on and then release the trigger. We lost sight of them (since they are the smallest bird in England) and the commotion died down. At which point they came back only to elude my lens yet again. I did manage to get a half decent shot of a Goldcrest though.
As if this wasn't enough, i also managed to snap a Tree Creeper, and a Long Tailed Tit.
And now for the cherry on the cake. I'll admit it they aren't the best photos but here's the Goldcrest i promised. Hopefully I'll get out and see some more of it soon.
So in one sitting i saw 20 Herons, 2 Robins, numerous Blue Tits and Great Tits, 2 Tree Creepers, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Firecrests, 2 Goldcrests, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Not bad i think.