A wet Monday

Wet and grey in GB today so I have been messing about with my camera, trying out some new techniques to get better focus.

 

This little chap is about 5mm long excluding his antennae and is siting fairly still on some lavender flowers in our conservatory. So I could photograph him without getting wet.

The next photo is the product of focus stacking 3 shots… obviously he moved, but it makes for an interesting multi antennae beast. 

Nags Head…. birds bathing

Taken from the Campbell hide yesterday, one small patch of water in the little pond seemed to attract all the birds for a drink, a wash or even more!

This Song Thrush was the first to visit. Drinking .

Then a wash.

Followed by a Blackbird, also a Goldcrest but he was too quick for me.

 

 

 

 

The Goldfinch was more obliging.

There were numerous Tits visiting, this Blue tit decided the bath was perhaps also a good place for a bit of rumpy pumpy.

I not sure his lady was that impressed…. it was almost all over before it started so her dejected look was perhaps understandable.

Several deer passed by, not looking that impressive at the moment…. moulting .

A blackcap briefly visited, unfortunately no Pied Flycatchers.

This Wood pigeon just stopped by for a drink, I was hoping it might also take a bath as they create quite a lot of splashing and would produce a good photo.

Finally a Long tailed tit.

There were also Coal and Great tits, a tree creeper but that stayed on the trees and there were   Jays and Crows in the area, all in all a very enjoyable day.