More backlit Crossbills April 19, 2021April 19, 2021 by Stuart Price, posted in HokutoCommon CrossbillSome more Crossbills from this afternoon.Common CrossbillCommon CrossbillRelated Posts:Crossbills in the shadeSome late CrossbillsCorona CrossbillsYet more Crossbills
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Looks like the R5 delivering good results! On our patch Dominic (ex publisher Birdwatch magazine) has also switched from his old DSLR camera to an R5 – but interestingly has also purchased the (relatively inexpensive) fixed 800mm/F11 lens, with good results so far.
Still a sprinkling of migrants here in recent days at Ally Pally with Black Redstart, Wheatear, and White Wagtail – plus a Common Sand yesterday got all local birders flocking to our reservoir!
Yup, I might look at that lens when (if?) I have some spare cash…………
Good article in this month’s Bridwatching mag about our 3 species of Crossbill – Common, Parrot and Scottish…but still controversy about whether they should be 3 distinct species, and difficult to ID ‘in the field’ And the author notes that if we end up with a independent Scotland, UK will lose its only endemic.
Glad we only have 1 here (plus 1 easy to ID vagrant).