Whitethroat

May 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I stepped out of my front door this morning and heard a Whitethroat very clearly. Normally London traffic would completely prevent this from being the case, but being a Bank Holiday there were few cars on the road. As I walked towards Wanstead Flats it got louder and louder, and there it was, in the patch of broom closest to the house. Before continuing on for my morning birding session, I grabbed a few shots of it - it seems to have three favoured song perches, but only launches itself into the air from one of them. I'm not skilled enough to get that display flight, but I'm reasonably pleased that I had a high enough shutter speed that when it dashed from one to the other I got a bot of movement.

The portrait at the bottom is my favourite of the ten or so images I took though. I've been looking at images on the web lately that are more of a bird in a landscape or a setting, rather than just the bird, and I'm trying to get a few more images with this feel.


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