Yesterday a fellow photographer took me to a secret location not far from home where he had found a flock of whiteheads. Very quick little birds that are very distinctive with the male having, you guessed it, a white head. So we arrived at this location ( I was blindfolded while I was driving so as not to be able to disclose where it is) and parked not more than 5 metres from where we photographed the birds.
Still being unable to stand for long I had my camp chair and this was a slight handicap on capturing the speedy little birds but watch out when the moon boot is off, I will be on the move!
The first little bird to come check us out was a grey warbler. It flitted from tree to tree around us and sang it’s little heart out right above us. These images are probably the best grey warbler shots I have to date.
I have to insert here that I am loving the Canon 7D Mk2, it is perfect for the job! Not long after that we had a short visit from a male whitehead. I am not sure it was completely happy with us invading its space, it came down, told us off and then flew back up into the tree tops.
Cute, funny and now I have an image of a whitehead! I have never even seen them before now. And if you ask me where we were? I am sorry I can’t tell you, the blindfold went back on before I drove us home.