April 13th  

Dorney Wetlands

I thought the early drizzle might wash something out of the sky this morning - sadly it didn't. I arrived a bit later than usual and got half way to the first bridge when I met Pav (the site regular) on his way back having found nothing so I joined him back to the car park and had a slightly early start to work. There were three RPs this afternoon and a couple of redshank. A little owl was hiding on a post next but one to the ash tree. 

Last Saturday I found this pretty little bird at a well-known site for Downs unmentionables. They're normally surprisingly camera shy considering their provenance and scuttle away at the sound of a car door opening. 

CAMERA : E995V1.6
METERING : SPOT
MODE : A
SHUTTER : 1/90sec
APERTURE : F3.7
EXP +/- : -0.7
FOCAL LENGTH : f18.1mm  eyepiece 20x
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD
SENSITIVITY : ISO100
WHITEBAL : AUTO
SHARPNESS : OFF
QUALITY : FULL FINE
SATURATION : +1
FOCUS AREA : TOP

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