All images © Peter Garrity

FIRECREST

09-03-2018 Wombwell Ings

Another early morning visit for the little duo in lovely sunlight; unfortunately the AF on the old 7D was frustratingly slow and there were only a few good images from many opportunities. The Firecrest entertained initially by chasing the YBW away from its favourite ivy clad tree.























YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

09-03-2018 Wombwell Ings

Another early morning visit for the little duo in lovely sunlight; unfortunately the AF on the old 7D was frustratingly slow and there were only a few good images from many opportunities. The Firecrest entertained initially by chasing the YBW away from its favourite ivy clad tree.

















FIRECREST

06-03-2018 Wombwell Ings

An early start and I almost immediately located the Firecrest in the bushes alongside the riverbank. Within a few minutes the YBW had started to call as well. I used my back-up 7D mki direct to the 500mm lens with a monopod. Light was poor and I had to go as low as 1/160th second to maintain an acceptable ISO. AF was really slow and frustrating with the 7D but I managed to get a few keepers over a couple of hours.












YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

06-03-2018 Wombwell Ings

An early start and I almost immediately located the Firecrest in the bushes alongside the riverbank. Within a few minutes the YBW had started to call as well. I used my back-up 7D mki direct to the 500mm lens with a monopod. Light was poor and I had to go as low as 1/160th second to maintain an acceptable ISO. AF was really slow and frustrating with the 7D but I managed to get a few keepers over a couple of hours.















FIELDFARE

04-03-2018 Green Moor

Heavy fog but Adobe Lightroom did pretty well here, still a little noisy but acceptable.








































FIELDFARE

Birdwell & Green Moor 1st to 3rd March 2018

Bad weather and significant snow brought Fieldfares into the suburbs and villages. I took pictures at work near Birdwell and then at home in Green Moor when up to 4 birds visited the pretend apple tree after I had tied up some apple halves and laid others on the ground. As soon as the snow had gone, so had the Fieldfares.