All images © Peter Garrity

PIED FLYCATCHER

06-05-2017 Padley Gorge

A good turn out for the SBSG trip to Padley but a cold grey morning almost shooting in the dark!! High ISO, very low shutter and wide open aperture (monopod used). We found a few birds which were reasonably obliging and the surprise birds were a party of Crossbill.






















































BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

04-05-2017 Frampton Marsh

Many BTG around just getting into summer plumage.


















SEDGE WARBLER

04-05-2017 Frampton Marsh

Many Sedge Warblers sorting out their territories including singing in flight on occasion. A couple of bonus Bearded tits also seen. Never got a clear shot which was disappointing.












RUFF

04-05-2017 Frampton Marsh

Some colourful Ruff around with incredibly varied plumage.









BLACK-NECKED GREBE

04-05-2017 Frampton Marsh

A 4.30am start from Sheffield to spend a couple of hours at the reserve before work at the Boston office. Bonus was what the reserve warden said was the first Black-necked Grebe seen for a while and a lone Hobby. BNG was distant so only record shots.



































PIED FLYCATCHER

29-04-2017 - Padley Gorge

First trip for a while to Padley but at least 5 males singing and a single female. Males investigating boxes and a bonus Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling.