Sunday, 8 January 2017

A grey day and even greyer pics

The Safari didn't get to the Southside as expected today. At the time we anticipated we'd be leaving there was thick for again so we decided against traveling. Instead we took Monty round the very soggy Butterfly Zone on Patch 1 where he met several other doggies he's not played with before and he had a blast. Trying to get the worst of the mud off him we walked him round the dry paths of the park where we added Woodpigeon (P1 #15), House Sparrow (P1 #16), Song Thrush (52; P1 #17), and Wren (P2 #18) to our lists.
Once back at Base Camp Monty fell asleep shattered after all that running round and we watched a very empty garden. It wasn't until much later we started to pick up a few distant species for our Photo Challenge. Most of which we're sure we'll be able to get better pics to replace them over the course of the next few weeks.
The Greenfinch (54; #022) was over 90 yards away which at ISO Stupid and hand-held at 600mm we don't think is actually that bad a pic.  A much much nearer male Chaffinch (53) didn't get past the cutting room floor. We doubt we'll struggle for that species though so we're not overly bothered we missed out on it today.
Where to next? Hopefully a bit of sunshine tomorrow lunchtime will allow a mooch on the beach with the big lens. 
In the meantime let us know who's been massively over-processed in your outback.


Stuart Price said...

So 22% there..........only 78 more to go!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Thanks Stu

Did a bit of a recky-up and there should be between 140 & 150 on offer if I can get out enough and have a little bit of luck too.