One subject that was broached - "A Mk IV - glass v's split cane challenge on the river!" Could have some potential?
|Apologies for the poor quality of these images - it was almost dark! The final photo, of a 1st winter,|
with a very strangely deformed upper mandible.
It was a grotty morning, actually getting darker after 09.30 hrs, any attempts at photography required ISO 1600-1/500th sec exposure for anything close to a usable image. I managed to add two more birds, to my year list,now on 82 species, in the shape of Tawny Owl (several individuals calling from the wooded hillsides above the canal) and Mediterranean Gull (difficult to be certain, but a best guess is around 35 birds feeding on the golf course - all three age groups represented, although only two 2nd winters seen together).
|Double-striped Pug - potted from the bedroom ceiling|