Sunday 23 November 2008

Bullfinch, Robin and Snipe at Stithians

On a cold and very windy day, these Bullfinch, Robin and Snipe shots were taken from Stithians hide and added some spice to a very wintery day. A family party of Bullfinch had been seen the previous day here, so after some five hours of waiting in the hide, we were rewarded with some reasonably close views. The light was extremely changeable and stupidly I forgot to check the exposure and ISO reading, resulting in a slightly over exposed Bullfinch image. Photoshop CS3 has corrected the error!

The three Common Snipe were showing in front of the hide virtually all morning. One of the birds is distinctively greyer and has a double streak on the front of its neck. It was regularly defending its roosting area by poking others who came too close.

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