Right! I’ve got some time to devote to this subject so I’ve managed to get a couple of photographs.
At this time of the year the chicks have left the nest and are being taught by their parents to find food. They are still reliant on their parents in many ways but the can now fly and forage.
Starlings are voracious. This fat block along with 6 fat and seed balls were gone in less than two hours. A flock of starlings descended on my garden and during the time they were there all we heard was noisy squabbling as they fought for possession of the food.
Here you can see an adult bird and three young ones having a go at each other.
Yesterday I was on Talacre beach practicing long exposures, for next weeks challenge, with a 10 stop ND filter attached to the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Although most people say you can’t focus through a 10 stop filter – you have to do it before you add the filter, I’ve found the Olympus E-M1 does in LiveView. Not only that I don’t have to calculate the exposure times either. I just watch the histogram, as the photograph builds, until I have the correct exposure.
Anyway, I digress. This is all about birds, not lighthouses but underneath the lighthouse I found this little Turnstone.
It was badly injured, I didn’t hold out much hope for it. We do have Marsh Harriers hunting along the estuary and I’m wondering if it had been attacked by one of them, or perhaps a gull.
That wraps it up for this weeks challenge. As usual feel free to comment.