It is a beautiful day up here. A northerly breeze is keeping the temperature manageable. It’s freezing. Not gloves cold but just a bit on the nippy side of comfortable.
I sat out for a couple of hours this morning trying to persuade birds to come within range of Bertha. There aren’t flocks of anything here. A pair of Oystercatchers, a Grey Heron, a couple of Mallard, a few Chaffinch and a pair of Black Throated Divers. Several something elses……… This is a view of the light on the Corran Narrows. No I didn’t swim or crop I used Bertha who for those that don’t read my gibberish is a 400mm prime telephoto that weighs almost a ton or tonne now we are metric.
This is a Pipet…….a rare one I hope. I think it is a Meadow Pipet that is having a holiday at the seaside. There again it could be something else. There are a couple of pairs or so nesting on a gravel spit. These are cropped to within an inch or pixel of their lives. It’s low water now so I’ll wait till this evening and have another go. There is another similar sized bird but without a stripey chest. I suspect it’s the female.
The colour calibrator has still not arrived but I have a heap of maps. GRAHAM. called in on his way south to Glasgow and very kindly stopped and got me half a dozen OS Maps. It was lunch time and he went away with an empty tummy. I don’t eat lunch as I have two breakfasts and an evening meal. So much for northern hospitality. Sorry Graham I never gave it a thought. Many thanks for the maps.
I’ll get some night time shots today as it’s set fair. I can’t promise bird shots as I’m a rubbish birder.
That’s all for today.