Thursday, June 5, 2014

I see a darkness

.... and a very sharply turned-out nocturnal beast within it. From a couple of weeks back here in Filey (catching up, slowly), and a very welcome addition to the Dams' already impressive avifauna.

A year or two ago I'd have had zero chance of getting any usable shots, but at about 80,000 ISO the camera performed admirably in what was barely twilight; gone by dawn, it was a treat to enjoy such fine views as the bird slowly materialised from deep within cover and then suddenly came alive, hunting avidly just as many of its neighbours were hitting the sack.

Summaries for the second half of May to follow....