Sunday, 15 April 2012
Along The Coast With The Camera.
I managed to part with my 7d camera prematurely back in January and its taken till now to get it replaced. keen to get out with it I set off for the coast together with Steve Ashton to put it to test. We arrived at langdon hole Dover shortly after 0800 and walked along the coastal path. Not much on offer here, a glimpse of a female Black Redstart a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits and a rather tired Wheatear allowing a few shots. We walked towards St Margaret's scanning the sky for a Peregrine but that proved fruitless so we moved on to Kingsdown near Deal and walked along to the riffle range. Here we watched a few Fulmars flying around allowing a chance of a few flight shots which was the main objective of the day for me .Our last stop was Sandwich bay, from restharrow we watched Lapwing, Little Grebe,an assortment of ducks and a brief visit of a Whimbrel and a Black Tailed Godwit .Finishing the morning with a walk around the elms also gave the camera action with many Chiffchaff, cracking little birds, shame about the bling. All in all I was pleased with the cameras performance and enjoyed the morning.