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Testing, testing ...
On Mar 19 I was signed up to join an RSPB group on a birding trip to Llanfairfechan. The trip leader would be picking me up, but he also had first to do a morning nature program on the local BBC channel, then pick up three others, then me ... and still be on time to start the program in Llanfairfechan. That meant he couldn't pick me up at daughter's home, but at a shopping mall they would be passing on the way - about an hour's walk away for me. So the day before this was all to happen, I thought I'd better test the route. Didn't want to be getting lost and missing my ride. Also needed to know more precisely how long to allow. It turned out to be rather a pleasant route, the last few miles of which went through a bird sanctuary - one that I later learned son-in-law had helped build out of what had previously been a garbage dump area. I heard rather than saw a lot of birds in the dense thickets of trees that grow in the wetland there now, but this one Chiffchaff was quite obliging, and my FOS for this year.
overgrown wetland preserve on retrieved garbage dump land
Bidston Moss, Wallasey, UK
Date taken
18 Mar 2022
Scientific name
Phylloscopus collybita
Equipment used
Nikon 7500, Tamron 150-600
Looks as if this Chiffchaff is quite content in its thicket. Great lighting, focus, colors, and detail Doc! TFS!
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A great profile image of this beautiful Chiffchaff Ann and captured in some beautiful lighting.

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Focal length
600.0 mm
Exposure time
1/250 second(s)
Off, did not fire
aaDSC_2479 (2).JPG
File size
1.2 MB
Date taken
Fri, 18 March 2022 4:22 PM
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