Today we took a walk along the coastal path towards Berry Head, and then down along Breakwater Beach and Brixham Marina. The weather was wonderful after a chilly start.
I was not expecting to capture this poor Buzzard being mobbed by the Herring Gulls. So it caught me by surprise and I was not quite ready with the new camera. The photos are a little blurred when enlarged sadly, but It's the best I've got.
A little further along we saw a pair of Fulmars flying and displaying but only just managed to catch one of them on camera, the rest of the photos were of rocks and sea as I just missed them! Again it's not a very crisp image. I think I need to look at the settings on the camera to make sure I'm using the best image quality.
Further along again Hubby spotted the seal, very far away, so this is not bad.
A beautiful Jackdaw looking out to sea
I'm trying out the scenic option on the new camera and It's quite a nice image, it also does panoramic, but try as hard as I could I just couldn't find it in the menu.
A few of the birds we saw along the way
I tried so hard to capture this Robin hopping about in the undergrowth, but it's so beautifully camouflaged here amongst the winter twigs and branches, that I lost it when it moved. Still it's the first clear image of a bird I've managed with the new camera!!
Some lovely marina birds
A pretty little Turnstone
You can see the dark glossy green plumage just showing and the crest on these Shags heads as they must be preparing to breed.
One of the pontoons is not open to the public so an assortment of birds gather here for a rest. I love the way the three are lined up with their heads tucked in.
....and the Great Northern Divers are still about in the marina
This morning a lovely Small Tortoiseshell landed in the garden and warmed itself for a few minutes, so I was able to go in and get the camera, half expecting it to be gone, but it was still there.
All of the following photos have been taken with the Nikon 200mm lens and I can really see a difference in the quality of the images. Of course I'm so used to the Nikon that I can change the settings quickly to get the best image, so it's probably not a fair comparison just yet.
This beautiful and huge Bumble Bee was feeding on the heathers at the same time and I even had a Honey Bee land on my hand whilst I was taking these two photos.
A few cheery flowers are starting to appear in the garden at last
Well it was so nice to have a break from all the wind and rain. Brixham was busy with people out and about, feeling exactly the same as us no doubt. Hubby and I stopped at the Breakwater Cafe and Bistro and got a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea to take out. We sat on the beach eating our lunch looking out to sea, it was just perfect.
Hope you all have a good week ahead of you.