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Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:10

First spring pictures – Common Crossbill

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The last Saturday, 21.3.2009, I drove towards Øygarden (the northern part of Sotra island) to do the first spring birdwatching there – the bird record from that day is posted in the category “Birding” under the post 21.3.2009 Øygarden (NO). The spring is still at the beginning and thus the only species indicating start of migration were two Lapwings and one Oystercatcher at the island and two Curlews at the coast. I thought it would be quite bad day for photography but it turned into success as soon as I noticed a pair of Common Crossbill feeding on the pine-trees. I spent with Crossbills about two hours and it was really a nice time – the birds were not shy at all and I could approach them upright and without masking for some 5 meters while moving very slowly. Compared to the trip in winter 2008 - Photo story – Crossbills invasion –I was shooting under a bit better light condition at this time so I could set up the ISO between 640 – 1000. It is still not perfect but the images look much better now with better noise and colour rendition. Here are the best pictures from Saturday trip.:-)

 

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