There were a few Black-headed Gull moving north, just off-shore, plus a few Great Crested Grebes, two Gannets and a trickle of adult Lesser Black-backs; Spring is obviously poised to be sprung?
I did, however, manage a few efforts when the birds deigned it OK to fly into an area with direct sunlight. My primitive gear, manual focus (ever since I came bouncing down a Turkish mountain with just my camera as protection) and no image stabilisation, produced a few frames which are worthy of this blog (I do set extremely high standards - NOT!)
I didn't learn anything, I didn't see anything particularly unusual - but it was great fun just sitting there and looking. The simple pleasure of watching our native fauna - has anyone invented a better way of passing time?
|It was rather enjoyable, looking down on these oceanic wanderers - the sea is some 120 feet below these birds!|
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