Saturday, 10 November 2012

And the Waxwings flood in.

Waxwing over at Keswick
For a change I had the car today so decided to have a ride over to Keswick to see my mate Les , as I hadn't seen him for some time. When I finally caught up with him the first thing he said was  " my sister has got some good photos of Waxwing as there was a flock of about 50 of them in Bell close car park"  After we had chatted a while longer, it was decided we would go over to see his brother in law at the body works and while there he could clean his car. It was while he was doing this that a small flock of Waxwings started flying around just above us, unfortunately when they did settle they where very high in the treetops. So these first couple of pics are the ones in Keswick.

Another Waxwing in Keswick
Just before leaving Keswick, a text from birder John informed me that he had found a small flock of said bird by the side of the A6 in Penrith. So the afternoon was spent trying to get better pics of them in Penrith, with mixed results.

Its always a problem when the camera is set to auto and there's lots of branches about , the lens gets confused and won't focus properly. And when using the big lens its not easy to focus manually.

Hopefully they will hang around for a while and give me a chance of some better shots.

Autumn colours, looking over to Grisedale Pike from the boat landings

Aerial display by Black-headed Gulls and 1 Common Gull
And finally Carrion Crow cashing in on the tourist trade.

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