May 12th  

Dorney Wetlands

Another ruff this morning - this time a male just starting to show mottling on its breast. It was too distant and flighty to get a photo of it.

Almost the first day this month when I couldn't find a wheatear but the increasingly blowy east wind did give me the feeling that we would get some more birds towards the week-end.

The curlew sand was certainly a promising start coming in some time in the afternoon. A call from Dave Carter brought me to the site a little quicker than usual though the, by now, strong wind made  photography difficult. Curlew sand are rare Berks  visitors and so a mini-twitch followed with SSF regulars boosted by top twitcher LGRE and Mr BLSE himself

 

CAMERA : E995V1.6      METERING : MATRIX
MODE : A SHUTTER : 1/386sec
APERTURE : F5.1  EXP +/- : -1.3
FOCAL LENGTH : f31.0mm(X1.0)
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD   SENSITIVITY : ISO200
WHITEBAL : AUTO   SHARPNESS : OFF
DATE : 12.05.2005 17:25    QUALITY : FULL FINE
SATURATION : +1    FOCUS AREA : CENTER

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