April 24th  

Dorney Wetlands

There was a first female wheatear amongst the four males so the wheels are turning. Who knows, maybe a whinchat next week? A buzzard over today was a bit of a treat albeit a short one is it had a quick look then drifted off north. 

The gropper is still reeling and showed well for about twenty minutes before I got here. I only had a bit of reeling and a brief view as it dropped out of sight.

Weekends are very dispiriting at DW with loads of dog walkers completely ignoring the signs asking them to keep their pets on leads. I will be updating my "Named & shamed" page showing the worst offenders.

CAMERA : E995V1.6
METERING : SPOT   MODE : A
SHUTTER : 1/664sec   APERTURE : F5.1
EXP +/- : -0.7   
FOCAL LENGTH : f31.0mm eyepiece @ 20x
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD   SENSITIVITY : ISO100
WHITEBAL : AUTO   SHARPNESS : OFF
DATE : 24.04.2005 10:12   QUALITY : FULL FINE
SATURATION : +1   FOCUS AREA : TOP

This image was cropped, resized, levels and unsharp mask (140%, 1.1, 3) 

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