Spotted Flycatchers

June 09, 2013  •  2 Comments

Spotted Flycatcher is a bird I have rarely seen in last last thirty years I did see one at Ham wall, Somerset about three years ago so was really looking forward to the prospect of photographing one.

A big thank you to Ian White for giving me the opportunity to takes some pictures of a pair he had been watching in Somerset on a regular basis, the birds were raising chicks so were back and forth to the nest all day looking for food to feed their chicks.

After meeting Ian at a place close to the site Rob and I followed him to the site. After reversing his car back and opening the back of his estate car where he and Rob sat in comfort to take their photographs I however had bought along a nice comfy fishing chair and sat back and relaxed. Cameras at the ready on the tripod we all waited eagerly for the birds to put in n appearance, which after a very short while they did.

The birds came in front of our lenses at regular intervals although some time apart and many shots were taken. One of the birds was a lot more less tolerant than the other and at times lightning fast reactions were needed, therefore many opportunities were missed!

We left about 5.00pm after about 7 hours and when I finally arrived home another 2 hours later re-viewed my shots and found myself once again very pleased with the results.

 

Spotted flycatcher


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Ian White(non-registered)
That is stunning mate, glad we managed to get you a few shots......same time next year hopefully. Cheers.
Paul Green(non-registered)
Superb shot Steve,and I am glad you were rewarded after your efforts and travel up from North Devon,well done mate.
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