Friday, 10 June 2011

Pied Wagtails

I am indebted to Ed Treverton for finding this cracking little nest of pied wagtails. Its built on the floor amongst a wood pile and I guess vulnerable to rats maybe but quite protected from magpies and cats.
To get the photos I used Ed's remote control on my Nikon and kept the camera well back on a tripod with a flash.
This entailed listening for the young birds begging for food and me pressing the remote as I couldn't see the nest from where I was perched some 15 metres or so away. Success rate was low, maybe about 20% had the adult or bits of it in the frame!
Fortunately the birds were very accommodating and I did get a few acceptable images.

Pied wagtails

Pied wagtails

Pied wagtails