April 25th  

Dorney Wetlands

A perfect day with heavy rain from the start. Sadly no one was at the site first thing ... I got there to see a flock of common terns going through at about 8:00 & leaving these two to investigate "tern island" - used, successfully, in 2003. They were still there at 19:00. A  dozen or so swift at midday and a trident of dunlin at about 17:30 was all to show for a potentially great day.

The light was poor by the time I took this picture. It can be tricky to get the (c tern) eye under good conditions with a digiscoping set up but in dull light ... note the chromatic aberration along the black/white margin

CAMERA : E995V1.6
METERING : SPOT  MODE : A
SHUTTER : 1/37sec
APERTURE : F5.1  EXP +/- : -0.7
FOCAL LENGTH : f31.0mm(X1.0)
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD
SENSITIVITY : ISO200
WHITEBAL : AUTO
SHARPNESS : OFF
DATE : 25.04.2005 18:42
QUALITY : FULL FINE
SATURATION : +1
FOCUS AREA : TOP

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