I bought myself a new camera during exam period and so these were my first outings with it. I had football on Wednesday afternoon so could not go on any extravagant trips. I invited my parents down and we headed off for a walk in the peaks around Ladybower. The light was awful so its not really a true test of the camera, but there were also no birds which did not help. The best of it was a very obliging robin around the cafe.
The next day I had football again so could not travel far. I headed to Orgreave where the light continued to be poor but there was a marked increase in the number of birds. Highlights were a flock of Seven Redpoll, a Jay and the usual good numbers of wildfowl. A pair of Talon twisting Kestrels was also pretty special. I took plenty of photos but with the light being so poor none of them are really worth including.
The results are promising though and I look forward to taking it out for a spin on longer trips in better conditions.
Ladybower Reservoir: Goldcrest, Robin, Mallard, Pheasant, Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Blue Tit,
Orgreave Lakes: Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Starling, Black-headed Gull, Common Teal, Lesser Redpoll, Jay, Gadwall, Coot, Graylag Goose, Pied Wagtail, Canada Goose, Goosander, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Skylark, Kestrel, Wigeon, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Herring Gull, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Mallard,