Friday, September 18, 2009

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Yesterday we went along to RSPB Fairburn Ings, we've not been here since June 2005. Paul persuaded me that it would be a good idea to go on the Kingfisher Walk but there were too many people in the group trying to squeeze into the hides for it to be enjoyable or to have much chance of seeing anything. We did find out where the best places were to look for them though and did get some good views during the afternoon when we went back round the reserve.

I tried my teleconverter on the 300mm lens but the manual focus was more trouble than it was worth, I don't think I've done bad at all without it. I did get some shots of the Kingfisher but it was just a little bit too far away, Paul managed a few shots with his monster lens.

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings

I love the bird feeding areas at Fairburn, out in the open with plenty of light, even on a dull day like yesterday, not like at Old Moor where it's dark even in bright sunshine. The rats I'm not so keen on and they were everywhere you looked!

Debbie.

2 comments:

madcobug said...

Those were great shots of some beautiful birds. I liked the last one the best. I wouldn't like the rats either. Helen

Snowbabies said...

They were everywhere Helen, full families of them, yukkie!!