Anyway, the weather forecast looked very promising for today and to have at least something to get a picture of that close ringtail I picked up a second-hand 70-300mm zoom. Which is a sh*tty lens for bird photography but that I knew in advance. The Easterly winds on Noordkaap resulted indeed in an entertaining day, the highlights being an Osprey, a Black Kite and 2 female Montagu's Harrier.
|female Montagu's Harrier, note evenly barred and dark-tipped primaries. and the absence of pale collar|
|this Black Kite spent some time cruising the Emmapolder and I was able to drive my car under it|
|the same Black Kite|
The movement of Swallows was spectaculair and more than 2000 passed very close. Yesterday a pair arrived in my barn, they have returned!
|Swallows on the move!|