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Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting

Newlyn, Cornwall, UK. 7 October 2010
EOS 50D & 400mmf4DO+x1.4TC. 1/400 sec f5.6 ISO 800

I had been after a Snow Bunting photo for some time, and so while in Cornwall on a weeks holiday, I was delighted to hear a report of a couple of these birds on the coastal cycle track just south of Newlyn. This bird was showing immediately on arrival, and was typically confiding, when found in small numbers (flocks are usually much more jumpy, in my experience). Having taken loads of pics, this bird suddenly hopped up onto the sea wall, which presented a much better picture, with a clear, blue background. It even turned sideways on and the sun was (a) out and (b) behind me resulting in a good catch-light!

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