Saturday 18 June 2011

Chiffchaff at the nest

Thanks to Will for spotting this chiffchaff feeding young near Wadebridge. It was very used to people passing by so was remarkably unconcerned by a tripod sprouting from the nettles nearby.

I used my newly purchased remote control and pressed the shutter whenever I thought the adult was at the nest. (Oh the joy of digital..... I dread to think how many rolls of film I would have used with this type of "blind" photography!).

They were very good at dropping down into the vegetation at one place and then leaving the nest site from somewhere totally different.....obviously years of evolution.