I ranged far and wide today but there really weren’t many birds around. Has the amazing local birding winter of 2023/4 started fizzling out?
I did see a flock of Brambling and the grey-headed Woodpecker was still present (no photos of either) but no crossbills. The only passerine I photographed was the above Dusky Thrush. Near a crematorium. It was pretty lifeless today fittingly.
More heavy blizzards today but I made it out in the gaps. Only 2 Crossbill and not many other birds around but I did find a flock of 7 Japanese Waxwing. They were feasting on a bigger berry than normal.
They yellow belly immediately distinguishes this species from Bohemian Waxwing (which were around last week but have since moved on).
2 not very interesting birds from a short stroll this afternoon. I was trying to photograph my first Chestnut-cheeked Starlings of the year but they kept flying off.
Always Dusky Thrush around in spring as well as the ubiquitous Brown-eared Bulbuls.
It was overcast and I was using the RF 600 f/11 again. ISO 1600, I’m too lazy to open Topaz DeNoise for these common birds…plus the new Lightroom AI noise function isn’t that great so I didn’t use that either.