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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

This spring is just incredible!

wherever I go this spring I seem to be finding cool birds: lifers, country ticks, patch ticks and unexpecteds. and it is really inspiring me to get out birding. alot of the time I have not had my digiscoping stuff with me simply because I wanted to just absorb the splendour of mother nature without getting distracted in my passion for digiscoping...

Here are some photos I did happen to take along the way:

A patch-tick Red-backed Shrike at the Inzinger Gaisau:


Other patch ticks recently have been Hoopoe, Red Kite, Common Snipe, Sedge Warbler, Wheatear, Stonechat

and a few real unexpecteds: Nightingale, Bluethroat, Jacksnipe, Great Reed Warbler, Savi's Warbler

A bad photo of a Red Kite in Inzing. I still have not seen the Black Kites in Inzing/Pettnau yet. I hope they return again.

Whinchat


Wide-angle view of a Ruff playing hide-and-go-seek with me. Ruff is very unusual in Tirol. This one I found at the Wildsee in Seefeld.

Photo taken with a Canon 7D high-end DSRL through a Swarovski EL 8x32 binocular. Never designed to fit together, but good enough to take an ID shot.


May your spring be as wonderful as mine!
Dale Forbes

3 comments:

Tabib said...

Beautiful back lighting at Red-backed Shrike and Whinchat.

Shady Character said...

The Whinchat is just a portrait of gorgeousness in that sea of gold. It's all about bird, place and time all at once. Wow!

The Early Birder said...

Nice selection of patch ticks Dale and the composition of the Red-backed Shrike is excellent. Digi-bining with a DSLR..now you are pushing the boundaries!! FAB.