We haven’t had much rain for quite a while and at last Friday into Saturday 8th June we had a good downpour, which I welcomed for my garden as I’m sure the farmer’s and other gardeners will reiterate.

So on the morning after the rain I thought I would go for the easy option and walk along the Trailway to Hammoon, otherwise at this time of the year I can suffer from rising damp in the legs from all the foliage along some of the paths!

I took my new camera, an Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark ii with a 300mm lens and a 1.4 converter and because the camera is Micro 4/3 it gets me closer to the wildlife than a full frame camera. I was hoping to see lots of birds along the path.

The birds were there, but in the undergrowth singing and I was beginning to think I wasn’t going to see much. But it wasn’t so bad, a glimpse of a Barn Owl wing in the barn, Goldfinches, Skylarks a Kestrel, Wrens and many more birds and as I got to the road to Hammoon I crossed over and there is a lot of scrubby bushes I started to see the birds and that continued as I walked back towards Bere Marsh.

I spent a lovely time as I wandered back although sometimes frustrating as the birds hid behind the foliage, but I managed managed to photograph a few, plus some of Bees I’m amazed at the stabilisation in my new camera and lens as the wind was blowing quite strongly.

Bullfinch, Male
Bullfinch, Male
Chaffinch, Male
Chaffinch, Male
Linnet
Linnet
Blackcap, female
Blackcap, female
Blackcap, male
Blackcap, male
Juvenile Robin
Juvenile Robin
Juvenile Robin
Juvenile Robin
Bee
Bee
Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee
Fly
Fly

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