Sun 02/04/17

Today saw us going for a walk at Beacon Wood Country Park in Bean, with me bemoaning how difficult it is to get a decent shot of a circling buzzard. This may be the best shot I have ever taken on a flying bird of prey, which is not saying much

Common buzzard Buteo buteo
Common buzzard Buteo buteo

There were a few nice butterflies around though; here we see a comma and a peacock:

Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album
Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Robin Erithacus rubecula

I wasn’t having much luck getting decent shots of birds; this robin was pretty much a silhouette before I whacked up the brightness and the contrast, hence the white sky. The air was thick with the call of chiffchaffs as well, but it was right at the end before I managed to get a clear shot of one. I was pretty pleased with this one though:

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

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