Thursday, January 12, 2006

Popular Crossbills

What a difference a bit of sun makes. Today Southey Wood was host to at least three digiscopers and a couple of DSLR photographers. We were all after the Crossbills that Eugene had noticed were drinking at a puddle in the main carpark. Luckily a drinking session coincided with our visit and although I didn't manage to get any pictures on the ground these are very satisfying indeed. At least 14 birds were there today.

Weedon's World of Nature photos
And some others here

All photos are clickable for large versions.

Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Digiscoped with Nikon Coolpix 995 handheld to 20x eyepiece of Leica APO77

1 comment:

The Bird Woman said...

Lovely shots of the Crossbills. I went looking for them today to a place where I've seen them before, near Kielder Water in Northumberland. Unfortunately it was a no show today. Enjoyed your photos though!