Not many insectivores in winter but this is one of them…
The local male Daurian Redstart posed briefly…
I could probably fix it in photoshop if I really wanted to…
Still a few Hawfinches around…
A very springlike day, I took a long walk down the river to the ocean. Still deathly quiet birdwise: a few Dusky Thrush, a surprise male Pheasant, an injured Whooper Swan, 5 species of duck including Goldeneye and Goosander.
And the male Daurian Redstart was in the same place as yesterday.
And the Great Egret was back on the river too.
Every winter a Daurian Redstart sets up a territory alongside the river near my apartment. And on my way back from a chore this morning there he was….
I took a long walk this morning. Quite a few birds around: 6 species of duck including Goosander and Goldeneye, a flyover Goshawk, 1 or 2 Great Egret and this male Daurian Redstart.
I was using my old 100-400L M1 with 1.4 T/C and today’s images were pretty soft but Topaz Denoise/Sharpen makes them presentable for low resolution images like here.
City workers were hacking down the last area of trees next to the river and the amount of litter strewn along the riverside was shocking. A shame to see my local patch turning into this.
Some more photos with the R5/100-400LM1/1.4X combo.
A male Daurian Redstart near my appartment today……..
A couple more shots from my walk this morning: a male Daurian Redstart and a Long-tailed Tit.