07 April, 2008

Blow's Downs, Dunstable: Ring Ouzel

This male Ring Ouzel has been showing regularly for a few days on the slope above 'Tesco' supermarket at Blow's Downs, Dunstable. The bird was on show for about an hour whilst I used a couple of small handily growing Hawthorn bushes for cover above the bird's chosen area. It gradually worked it's way up the slope halving the distance between us, however, with the 1.4x converter attached to the camera two 'stops' are lost resulting in lower light levels. I'm seriously thinking of digiscoping again as the Dslr performance is somewhat lacking with small birds at these distances in British lighting conditions !

Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel

1 comment:

j0nh said...

Hi Andy, just scrolling through your pictures and came accross a bird i had seen a few days ago but could not put a name to it, i have a book called birds of britain and europe but could not see any that matched, all i need now is to take a photo, the bird (ring ouzel)thanks andy