Buzzard hunting in the reeds

Here are some photos I took last Friday afternoon. I was walking in the RSPB reserve at Canvey West Marshes and through the trees I saw this Buzzard hunting in the reeds. I was so luck being in the right place at the right time.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Goldfinch on the feeder

We still have about a dozen Goldfinches that did not migrate south for the winter. They love the Sunflower kernels and we regularly have a few waiting in various parts of the garden to feed on the feeder.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Exposure bias: +4EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Crazy Bird

Why is it when you have 2 bird baths with clean water in them, the Wood Pigeon wants to drink the dirtiest water in the garden?  🙂

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Exposure bias: +4EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Goldfinch coming in to land

With this cold snowy weather, I am still processing the photos from last weekend as that was the last time I was able to just sit down and watch the birds. Here is another action shot of a Goldfinch coming in to land on the feeder.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Exposure bias: +2.5EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 250mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s