Thursday, 24 November 2011

Bird Watching on the Axe Estuary

Whilst down in Devon, we also visited the nature reserves and bird hides on the Axe Estuary.

Whilst not as picturesque as the Otter Estuary at Budleigh Salterton, there is a much greater variety of birdlife on the Axe.

However I now realise that when Birders say that you can get close up views of the birds, they mean with a powerful spotting scope and not with a photographic lens! The 400mm setup I was using was not really enough.

In the hide

All the following taken with Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8G VR II and TC-2E III converter (400mm focal length equivalent):

Curlew

Group of Redshanks

Little Egret

Female Pheasant (in the garden)

Cormorant (at Seaton Hole)

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