Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Little Bittern

A fellow birder found this bird on Saturday evening at Walton Heath south of the RSPB Ham wall reserve (nice one Alan). I managed to see it on Sunday afternoon, briefly in flight (twice) after a wait of about 1 hour. Several others had been there all day & not a glimpse! It didnt help that most were on the wrong part of the reseve. This is a lifer for me & I went back today & managed a few shots on its brief flights between reed beds.

D2x, Nikon 600mm f4, Gitzo G1548 & wimberley head, 1/1000sec, iso 200, manual metering.

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