A windy day in Essex

06th December 2011
I took a trip out to the RSPB Reserve in Rainham yesterday. It is a great reserve and definitely a good place to visit.

It was a very windy day which made photographing with my new lens (a Sigma 500mm lens) a bit difficult as it caught the wind like a sail.
A number of species were present but not many were in range of my camera however it was an enjoyable day and they do good cake!

Highlight of the day was a sighting of a Godwit, unfortunately I didn't have time to set up my tripod as I had just arrived in the hide so shot handheld.



Black Tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Canon EOS 7D with 500mm lens
1/250s @ f5 ISO 400


Lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Canon EOS 7D with 500mm lens
1/250s @ f5.6 ISO 200


Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
Canon EOS 7D with 500mm lens
1/320s @ f6.3 ISO 200


Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Canon EOS 7D with 500mm lens and 1.4x Converter
1/500s @ f8 ISO 400


Greylag Goose - Anser Anser
Canon EOS 7D with 500mm lens
1/800s @ f7.1 ISO 400

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