Sunday, 29 March 2015

20150329 Grey Partridge Stiffkey

Grey Partridge.
Female. Restricted dark brown belly patch and duller orange-brown face.

Grey Partridge.
Pair, male in foreground.

Grey Partridge.
Female. White flecks on breast not present on male. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

20150322 Black Redstart Felbrig Hall

Black Restart. Adult Male.
Ideal photographic setting on roof of Hall.
Bird in song.
Black Redstart.
On Fly.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

20150315 HDR tests

HDR1 test. 1MB jpeg.
Bird had moved its head during sequence of 4 shots, camera selected one position.
Detail is captured in white and dark brown plumage. Expose on highlights and adjust level back in photoshop.
Sturation moved +20 to retrieve colour.
Camera preset to ISO200 in HDR1.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

20150313 Lapland Bunting & Northern Wheatear Weybourne

Northern Wheatear.
Adult male the first of Spring. Pair about the ploughed fields.
Lapland Bunting.
 26/11/2010 Berry Head. Flashback as per MK.
 Reminded of this confiding 1st winter bird by the Fort Cafe following major success with the Weybourne birds.
Lumix Fz38. 300mm. ISO200.
Lapland Bunting.
26/11/2010 Berry Head. PhotoFlashback.
Lapland Bunting. 1st winter.

Lapland Bunting. Adult female, breeding plumage.

Lapland Bunting. Adult female, breeding plumage. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

20150303 Iceland Gull 1st winter Weybourne

Iceland Gull.
1st winter bird following the plough in fields East of Weybourne.
Bill very muddied along cutting edges and most of lower mandible.

Iceland Gull. 1st winter.
Underwing appears mainly pale with faint smudging against strong sunlight.

Iceland Gull.
Bird turning away and sunlight obscured, underwing and belly appear to have darker areas of smudging. 
Iceland Gull.
Muddied dark brown feet also.