All images © Peter Garrity


24-10-2016 - Thornwick Pool, Flamborough

An early morning start (5am drive from Sheffield), reached the holiday park in dark but walked down to the lower hide and spotted the "willow hedge" that hopefully was described on Birdguides. Alone for around 30 minutes as daylight approached I found the bird briefly as it fed amongst the willows. Dave Hursthouse then appeared as if by magic to relocate the bird a few minutes later. Too dark for meaningful photography but later the bird appeared around the fishing pond which gave better opportunity for photos. Really frustrating for me in terms of autofocus with the 500mm and I dabbled with various settings before returning to centre-point for the final few, which were the best. Note the images are slightly reduced in quality here for the blog.

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