So, it's still raining. Almost all my local areas are flooded. Pete and I decided to head out to Brownhills on Saturday morning hoping to see the Glossy Ibis that has been frequenting some horse paddocks there. We were in luck. I a bitterly cold wind we attempted to take some decent shots of this magnificent bird.
At first the bird remained distant. About 80 yards I would estimate. In case this was the closest it was going to come or something or someone spooking it, I decided to take some record shots. This is with the iPhone 4S hand held to the SDL zoom eyepiece attached to my HR 66 GA ED.
|Glossy Ibis. iScoped.|
Then, as luck would have it, the Ibis came closer. This allowed me to use my Canan SX40 to capture some decent pictures.
Three pictures I'm very pleased with of a local Glossy Ibis.
As I am jotting this down on Saturday evening, I'm thinking about where I can go tomorrow morning. The rain is still thrashing against my back door, so maybe I will go and check the floods out on some of my patch areas?
Sunday morning and as expected, a lot of the Moors and my other local birding spots are underwater.
|Moors flooded fields|
Had a wander about with Jon, and we also year ticked a a Goldcrest.
|Looking for Goldcrests|
|Car Park closed|
|Pit almost level with car park|
I did bump into an old friend again on The Pit. One of the Canada-Greylag hybrids that frequent the pools along the Tame.
More rain forecast! Let's see what next weekend brings.