Thursday, 27 February 2014

Perched Siskin.

Today with the college i went down to the new forest to look at the museum they had there before going on to a place called Blashford lakes which is very good for looking at birds. One of the hides there had several feeders in-front of it and was covered with birds. In fact, we heard them before we saw the hide. I saw my first Siskin and my first Redpole in among a large variety of the more common woodland species. I would definitely recommend it as a place to visit.

I took the photo below ( of a female Siskin) as it was eyeing up a spot on the very full bird feeder. The light was tricky so it was hard to take a half decent shot without any motion blur so i had to use my lowest aperture setting and an ISO of 1600.