Sunday, 19 July 2009

Summer Birding

All pics for this post (c) 2009 Vince Cowell
Marsh Harrier
Little Egret
Green Sandpiper
Green Woodpecker - this one at North Cave Wetlands
Vince wanted a change from the Canon 100-400mm lens many of us use, and has been experimenting with a Canon 300 f/2.8 non IS. For the technically minded, please note Vince's camera is a Canon 1D mark 3. To make good use of his lens & converters Vince went to Blacktoft Sands, and was able to get quite close to a variety of waders, plus some exceptional views of a Marsh Harrier. The raptor was taken with his 300 lens and 1.4x convertor; the Egret was taken with a 2x converter; whilst the Snipe were taken with both the 1.4x and 2x converters in addition to the 300 lens. Blacktoft Sands is another example of where you can get some good birding at the time of the year when many birders say interesting birds are quite hard to find. You can view all of Vince's photos before & after the lens change in his zenfolio file at:

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