With an afternoon of sunshine yesterday forecast I spent a couple of glorious hours at Reculver where the Desert Wheatear was the main target for the camera. Although quite happy with my previous results I thought I could improve upon some of them as they looked a bit washed out. The bird is very pale anyway and it was a challenge sometimes to get it right so armed with a few setting plans I set up and got ready for plenty of action along with a few other birders. It was a near perfect afternoon on the patch, a rare bird showing well, beautiful sunshine, little wind and good company, more more could you want, well a close Puffin would have been nice but that will have to wait. After taking a few more hundred shots I ended up with a few images I was quite happy with. The late afternoon sun made for some nice colours on the bird which hopefully I caught in some shots. A very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Male Desert Wheatear