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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Testing a lens at Amwell..

We'ed hired a lens to test over this weekend... Unfortunately the weather on Saturday prevented trying it out.  I'd managed to put it through its paces on Friday and today the sun shone enough for Pete to try it out.

Just a few pictures for no particular reason today:

The River Lee that runs along the edges of RSPB Rye Meads was very very full after all the rain we've been having.


A flock of Lapwings went up, circled a few times and then headed off away from the reserve


And at Amwell, when we arrived, the sun was shining and the trees, now, have shed nearly all their leaves.

Up in some of the Alders, a small flock of Siskins fed and Pete spotted a Redpoll.







At the feeders:



and a Reed Bunting that sat on a reed for a considerable time.. pity it didn't come out from behind the blade of grass before flying off!




and the skies turned grey and rain threatened so we called it a day.

5 comments:

jan said...

Beautiful photos - you had the good weather today then - we got the rain.

Rohrerbot said...

That's a great idea. I've never thought about renting a lens before purchasing it. Cool finds by the way! Hope you had a great weekend!

Tricia said...

Jan - sorry about your weather... bad weather caught us up too.... but you had

We've hired lenses a couple of times now Chris... hopefully it saves buying anything and regretting it later!

Pete said...

a good weekend!

Tricia said...

Indeed it was :)

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