Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nightjar Visit : Llynfi Valley

On the evening of 12th May I made a visit to Cwm Kenfig above Llangynwyd in the hope of connecting with a Nightjar, I arrived just before dusk but there was no activity other than a Grasshopper Warbler "reeling" just off the track.
I had taken the camera and my smaller 70-200mm f2.8 lens and had packed away my gear and started to walk back along the track to the Jeep in near darkness when two male birds put in an appearance.
I quickly grabbed my camera from my backpack and rattled off several shots at an extremely high ISO and was amazed that the camera could even autofocus in such poor light.
The photos are merely "record" shots but you can just make out the white "mirrors" on the wing  tips........

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