I ventured out with my camera on Wednesday evening. It was about seven o'clock and very quiet everywhere in terms of people, so I thought it safe and okay to take my second walk of the day. It felt exciting again to be able to look through the viewfinder of the camera after such a long time. To see the bird come into focus and press the shutter button. So strange for something quite meaningless, but something that gives me great joy. I don't plan on taking the camera on all my walks, as it means stopping and that is not always ideal in these times. So early mornings and evenings for me, when it is at its quietest.
Anyhow, I managed to see quite a few birds, including some lovely House Martins, Swallows and Great Crested Grebes over and on the water. I also got to see quite a number of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs. Hard to tell apart in looks, but always helps when they sing for you.
A Willow Warbler
And the very similar Chiffchaff
Great Crested Grebe
It was worth going out so early in the morning when you are alone with the birds, these are beautiful photos of the birds. I am glad that you turned the camera on again.ReplyDelete
I wish you a nice weekend and stay healthy
Hello. Beautiful birds. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Cute birds indeed.ReplyDelete
Happy weekend, Adam!
Hello, love your sweet Willow Warbler. The Grebe is beautiful too. I know people that will not leave their house without their camera.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend! Take care and stay safe! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog!
Very nice photos! We think a camera is a necessity on bird walks. You might always see the bird of the Century.ReplyDelete
be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
What a sweet little Warbler. He could be overlooked if you were in a hurry! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
This is my best time year for going out early Adam I'm looking at 4am starts next week if we get sunshine, the other "must". I agree, it's much better when willychiffs sing.ReplyDelete
Wonderful to see your excellent 'feathered friends' macro shots ~ divine and so glad you got out ~ early morning and early evening I find are the best time for 'light' ~ simple pleasures ^_^ReplyDelete
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I am so sorry I didn't bring my camera home with me from our trip to Arizona in February. We had planned to return by the end of March, but weren't able to. Now I'm here with only my older iPhone to use. It's better than nothing, but not very good for long distance shots. - MargyReplyDelete
love yours alwaysReplyDelete
...the Willow Warbler is a sweet little thing that is new to me, thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. Beautiful photos of this bird. Greetings CarolineReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of the wee birds. Good that you can go for walks. Stay safe and have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
Sweet little Willow Warbler---don't think I've ever seen oneReplyDelete
Glad you were able to get out with your camera. Taking bird photos is very relaxing to me. Cute little warbler!ReplyDelete
Very nice! Continue to stay safe.ReplyDelete
Your little birds are very sweet and very alike. Lovely photos.ReplyDelete
Awwww, it's so good to be able to get back out in nature after such a long lock down, isn't it? And your evening walk supplied us with wonderful photos. I'm very impressed with the beauty of the grebe.ReplyDelete
As always, I thank you for taking time out in your day to show off your birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.
As you say, Adam, many of the simple pleasures we took for granted have now become special events. I hope that you continue to enjoy your walks and take your camera with you often, so that we can share in the birds you see. This is certainly the time of year for a birder to be out and about to the greatest extent possible.ReplyDelete
Isn't it lovely getting out and about?ReplyDelete
Marvellous photos. I really enjoyed them. Thanks for visiting.
You perfectly described my feelings about catching a bird in the viewfinder. It is such a treat. You sure did find some beauties. Love the grebe!ReplyDelete
sweet little ones today. Love to see them. And, the grebe of course. When I had my kayak I was able to come quite close to them. But not anymore. :(ReplyDelete
Beautiful! It's so healthy to spend time outdoors (mentally and physically), especially if you find birds to photograph.ReplyDelete
A cute warbler, and that grebe is great! Looks like the evening sunlight is shining on him.ReplyDelete
Your banner shot is AMAZING!!ReplyDelete
your birds are cuteReplyDelete
such sweet little birdies!! it feels AWESOME to be out and about, with less restrictions!! nothing feels better than holding a camera in nature!!!ReplyDelete
Oh Adam, when you focus your camera it is very definitely *not* meaningless.... you share your joy with your readers! And I thank you for doing that! But I do understand what you mean ... just being able to do the things we used to take for granted is such a pleasure now. I guess that’s one positive thing to say about Covid. I’ll never take small pleasures for granted again!ReplyDelete
You captured some fine specimens! I'm glad you are getting out with your camera again.ReplyDelete
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