Spent a couple of hours at a beautiful sunny Manton Bay this morning. No sign of 5R all the time I was there but Mrs was doing a great job looking after the chicks. A very quiet morning on the nest. Here are a few pics:
Wonderful ALAN :)
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Hi Alan, great pics... Would you tell me the focal length of lens you are using please.
I'm hoping to spend a couple of days there around helecopting time in July and I'm wondering if my zoom gear is adequate .
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Hi Brian, I use a Panasonic DMC-FZ38 (18 x optical zoom) with a 1.4 teleconverter attachment.
Feeding time again, but the chicks are so full they can hardly be bothered to open their beaks!
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Thank you Alan,
I'll do some arithmetic and see how that comperes with my DSLR lenses.
BJ: I'll try and save you some arithmetic! Here is an uncropped pic taken from Shallow Water hide with a 400mm lens:
As you can see any pics of the nest will have to be heavily cropped to show any detail. My advice is to bring the longest you've got!
5R feeding the chicks earlier this evening:
Webcam now on till 10pm every day.
Again Alan, thank you very much.
That is much closer than a 400 will get at LG.
Great information and it will be really useful.
Both birds on the nest. 5R is eating the remains of a fish brought earlier, there is a large fresh headless fish just in front of Mrs.
Nice to look at a cam where the weather is fine this morning!
Mrs brooding and preening
Pike and Bream on the menu today
The chicks have just been fed. Mrs wants to cram in another beakful, but they just can't manage it!