Sunday, 12 September 2010

Godwits (WWT Llanelli) taken on Saturday 11th. September

In the afternoon we went to Penclacwydd - WWT Llanelli. The light was very poor. We decided that the Boardwalk hide would be our last before going home. While there we saw some redshank, greenshank and some black-tailed godwits. While we were there a large flock of godwits passed and landed in front of the Observatory. Decided to go there and went into the left hand hide. Managed this shot when they took off:

Taken using my Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 converter. ISO1000 f8@ 1/4000sec.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Photographs taken on Wednesday 8th. September

Down at Patch again in the morning 8.30-9.30 managed a dunlin:

Taken with the 500mm Canon lens, 1.4 converter f8@ 1/3,200sec.
A juvenile wagtail - pied?

with the same equipment f8@ 1/3,200sec.
A juvenile ringed plover:

usual equipment, f8 @ 1/2,500sec.
And in the evening a rather co-operative wheatear:

Usual equipment, f8@ 1/2,500sec.

Sanderling (Patch) taken on Tuesday 7th. September

From reports on the Pembrokeshire Birds blog site it seemed worthwhile to go down to Patch (Gwbert near Cardigan) at or near high tide in the evening. There were reports of little stint, curlew sandpiper, dunlin and ringed plover. The best I managed was of this juvenile sanderling:

Taken with my Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 converter.