Still some Siskins and Crossbills around yesterday………………
Tag: Common Crossbill
More backlit Crossbills
Some more Crossbills from this afternoon.
Some late Crossbills
I found a small group of Crossbills just outside town today.
Not great light and they were right outside someone’s front door………..
Back in Hakodate last week the Crossbills and Redpolls were still around……….
Another Crossbill walk
The Crossbills were still on the local riverside. Not a vintage day for photos sadly: they weren’t so co-operative this morning.
The above one had a slight bill deformity.
Also around were Redpoll, Brambling, Great Egret, Goldeneye and the injured Whooper Swan.
A miserable Monday
A dark rainy Monday, not ideal for either birding or bird photos.
We went back to one of the Crossbill spots but there were only a few around and there weren’t many other birds either, only common stuff.
A morning walk with a 1.4X #4
Some more photos with the R5/100-400LM1/1.4X combo.
Looks like 2021 is another Crossbill year. That’s 2 in a row………….
A morning walk with a 1.4X #1
I took a walk down the local river this morning with my new R5 and my very old 100-400L Mk1 coupled with a 1.4X teleconverter.
There were lots of birds about and I was surprised how reasonable the IQ was as i wasn’t expecting much. There were a lot of Crossbills around………..
If I pixel-peeped they were a little soft but, like I said, I was quite happy with these shots.
Breaking in a New Camera
I picked up a new camera yesterday: The Canon R5. I took it out today and tried it out for the first time………..
The Crossbills were in the same place as a couple of weeks ago. The new camera is taking a bit to get used to……………a lot of new things to think about.
Some Crossbills from later in the day on Monday………..
Coming down for a drink
The snow/ice wasn’t melting so the Crossbills had to drink snow…………..
Some more Sunday Crossbills
Crossbills seem easy to photograph near Hakodate: there are lots of lowish pine trees for a start……….
This particular spot has lots of pine trees on a windy cape. A very quiet place with hardly anyone around especially on a wintry weekend.
These are all females.