Sunday, 8 January 2012

Male Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

From a hide at Sculthorpe Moor reserve in North Norfolk, I was watching the activity around a bird table (many of the usual suspects lined up – chaffinches, robins, tits) when I noticed this male Reed Bunting in the branches of a nearby tree. I managed the first shot at distance, but then it surprised all in the hide by coming down to the table itself. While it gorged itself on seeds for the next couple of minutes, no other bird went anywhere near the table. Then, as quickly as it arrived, it was gone. If only there had been decent light.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: c 20m

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: c 15m


Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: c 15m

2 comments:

  1. Not too bad images Tim, considering the distance and light, much the same was endured here !

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