Oct 19 2014 Brunswick Point Cloudy with sunny outbreaks.
I decided to give it an hour of two to see if I could get some flight shots as well some perched shots with a decent backgrounds.
For the first hour the bird made a few forays to feed but always landed deep into foliage making photography difficult. It looked like that was going to be all until a Merlin flew by and scared it off. The colourful bird then flew along the dyke trail. Handholding my Tamron 150mm-600mm I was able to pick off a few shots as the bird bopped around the shrubs and bushes.
|Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)|
Finally the bird began to feed again, hawking insects in the brisk wind. I have included a few shots of the bird feeding although they are technically flawed they do show something that is difficult to observe in the field.
Anyway, I did get to see my game and also have a fantastic few hours outdoors before returning to the 'Man Cave' for the Arsenal v Hull game. By then it had become cloudy again and the contented feeling that the day had been very, very well spent.
"It's never too late to start birding"