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Welcome to the GRC Recorders pages. This blog provides details on all the relevant news of Glamorgan’s scarcer birds, plus all BBRC & WRP decisions that affect us locally. It will also be used to document the status and occurrence of these scarcer species and we welcome contributions from anyone with photographs, artwork or documentation of rarities past, present and future. The GRC also welcomes all seawatching news from around Glamorgan and news of passage migrants in spring & autumn, uncommon birds in our area and unusual behaviour.

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Nightjars : Llynfi Valley

Not rare I know but fairly localized in suitable habitat, I paid a visit last night to a local site in the hope of getting some photos and also to try out the high ISO capabilities of my camera.
"Churring" started at 10.00am and a male bird took flight shortly after carrying out a circuit of the clearfell, a stunning bird calling as it flew.
All shot with Canon 70-200mm IS L MkII wide open @ 2.8/200mm and at 16,000 ISO, quite pleased with the results considering it was almost dark.....


David Gilmore said...

Excellent Jeff, not many photos of this species in Glamorgan.

Mitch said...

Fabulous images Jeff !

AJ ( WestCross) said...

Thanks for including the camera details... very few people do that.. hoping to get out on Saturday evening with the GOS field trip.. Nice to know that my 200mm F2.8 will do the trick..

RGS said...

Reproduction here is much better than on Facebook and the results are very impressive.