Filthy twitching

Dropped in to Tingwall to see the long-staying Ring-necked Duck again this afternoon. This meant a detour of a mile from my normal route back into town, so strictly speaking constitutes a twitch I guess. I feel cheap and dirty now.

As usual, it wasn’t hard to find, and with better light conditions than the other evening at Loch of Brow, I managed to take a slightly more respectable photo of a duck at long-range. Messing around with the lens at home, it’s going to be awesome for photos of birds closer than half a mile away… and for them, it’s merely okay. I love it already.

Ting-necked Duck 090424


Other birds of note at Tingwall – a White Wagtail on the shore, and 4 Swallows hawking over the water. Either species is welcome to come and add itself to my feeble 2009 house list. Which has ground to a painful halt for now.


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