Jason spent Sunday at Leasowe, turning up these Stonechat and this composite of a Sedge Warbler.
Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) leasowe 17/05/2009, originally uploaded by jason stannage.
Digiscoped by Jason in poor light and rain last Sunday.
I spent most of the day counting gulls and ducks for the Wetland Bird Survey; I fired off this quick shot of a Sedgie just as I was heading home. The original was not quite in focus, very flat, washed out, and lacking contrast. I seldom do any processing other than cropping and perhaps a tiny tweak of exposure, but I cranked up the curve in this using some very rudimentary software and got this effect. Let’s call it art. Or crap!
Meanwhile, Jason went to the Wirral and did some proper digiscoping, starting with this Grasshopper Warbler at Leasowe …
… and then this Grey Seal at Hilbre
Another great set of digiscoped shots from Jason: the juvenile Herring Gull above was on Hilbre Island last August, the Redshank below was at Leasowe yesterday.
These Turnstones are also from yesterday.