With all the rain all of the ditches are flooded. Bluethroats, being skulky little devils at the best of times have found a new favourite bush that I can park near, using the car as a mobile bird hide, I staked out the bush for two hours and managed to get some half-decent photos. The three birds (one which had colour rings) were active for all of those two hours – they seemed to be finding plenty to eat. Also present were White Wagtails and a lovely Black Redstart.
Plenty of other birds around too
Some images of the flooded fields complete this post (the water height at the sluice down the main channel can be see in this week’s Photo Project 365 as I took photos of that on three different days).
People often ask me what bird field guide do I use in Spain, well, I use the same one that I use for the UK, which is, in my opinion the best of all for Europe.
I usually carry the paperback version with me while out and about and have the hardback at home.
I also have this one though these days I pretty much know where to go and I have my own personal favourite spots
My equipment for bird photography: Canon 1DX Mk.II with 600mm lens and Canon 2x Extender
The compact flash card I use is this one, the Sandisk Extreme Pro, and I like it a lot, I have no problems with it buffering