Time to get out with a full EFRS compliment. Now with added tech!!!
Andrew is now kitted out with a 2x converter giving him sniper like reach along with a battery grip making his camera look like a futuristic cannon (Canon actually).
My upgrade has been an SLR camera from Sony (more on that later) and a Tokina 400mm lens.
Fully kitted out we arrived at Chew Valley. The usual park birds were there milling around with little cause for interest. We had a bit of a perimeter scan and an encounter with a warden (ahem) before stopping at Herons Green Bay.
Here we decamped with gear at the ready.
Andrew decided that my camera is not a proper SLR because its not a Canon. (Thats because its not a Single Lens Reflex Camera :¬P (Andrew)) However I think he did actually quite like it. We chewed the fat for a while looking out for something interesting. I took some pictures of gulls flapping about
Black Headed Gulls
Then some people starting feeding the birds which resulted in chaos...
I love this shot (sadly it wasnt me who took it!). Even though its a common sight it just looks really interesting.
News of a Skua on the lake got me excited and juvenile gull on the lake was a possible siting :-)
Juvenile Lesser Black Back Gull
Then this big fella flew over croaking away.
Still no Skua so Andrew pulled out the 2x converter and got photos from a thousand miles away.
Black Headed Gull
"I'll be back..." Just needs a red glowing eye.
We didn't see the skua but at least will had some stuff to chew on.