Copyright Paul Gale
Chaffinch (male) in flight at Ynys-hir RSPB, mid-Wales. This photo was taken at the feeding station outside the visitor reception at Ynys-hir. This reserve has lovely shadey woodland with moss and lichens and overlooks the Dovey estuary. About 30 or 40 small birds including chaffinches, greenfinches, blue tits and great tits was constantly hovering around the feeder which is just to the right of the photo. I set my camera up pointing to the left of the feeder, focused it manually, and basically fired the camera every time I thought a bird was roughly in view. Most photos were out of focus or contained half of a bird, except this one. A motor drive on the camera is essential for this technique.
Chaffinch (male) at Ynys-hir RSPB, mid-Wales.
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