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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday 21st.December The Shortest Day

Today being nice weather set out this afternoon to try out the new camera but with the old lense this time.

Headed off to Walland Marsh to try and get a better view of the Crane only to find the footpath took me away from where I saw it on Monday, and despite walking half an hour towards the wind turbines I couldn't locate it. However had good views of up to 6 Marsh Harriers at one time teasing the thousands of Lapwings and Golden Plover. The several hundred Greylags stayed put.

Earlier in the afternoon I went looking for the Bewicks at Midley only to find Mutes but stopped off at the feeders for the Sparrows

House Sparrow

Tree Sparrow

I also tried out the lense at 400mm and 500mm on the same bird as thie Collared Dove stayed still long enough.

Collared Dove at 400mm

Collared Dove at 500mm

By 3.30pm the light had gone and no Harriers came into roost by the Woolpack so set off for home.

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