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2012-03-01-Cobby (85)

Observed: 1st March 2012 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Birds
2012-03-01-Cobby (85)
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Species interactions

No interactions present.


MatthewGirling's picture

1st winter

According to my RSPB British Bords book, the black band on the tail shows that this bird is in its first winter.


DavidHowdon's picture


It also shows some juvenile feathering on the wings indicating first winter.

David Howdon

Ray Turner's picture

Looks like...

... your getting the hang of that camera John! Nice shots.



KelsaeJohn's picture

Thanks Ray

That's the nicest thing I've heard all day! I, personally, didn't think much of them, but I see what you're saying. Until now, I have been a bit afraid of 'action shots' because, let's face it, I haven't yet mastered 'still' shots. Still, It's really nice to receive such a compliment. (I am trying!)
PS: did you not see my Cormorant post? (I think it was yesterday) I was so excited - mainly because I had never, never, seen a cormorant in this particular bit of the river; not only that but it was struggling with a big fish it had just caught. Around here, the cormorants, although fairly common are normally more 'shy' but in this case, I think the bird was just so engrossed in it's catch I was able to get close enough. It was the first thing I saw and maybe, I got a bit over-excited. The fact is that I did not take time to set a mode, programme, or whatever; I just started shooting. I can tell you that there is no-one more disappointed than me - knowing that I saw it struggling with the fish - in all kinds of 'poses' but I did not get one single picture I could say 'yes, I like that'
P.S. I have a feeling I was on 'P' when it happened

Ray Turner's picture

I particularly like ...

... the third photo; I always like to see water flying, sun glinting off the droplets etc.

Yes I did see the cormorant observation and I’ve left a comment there.