View Full Version : A visitor to British waters

21st February 2013, 04:53 PM
The Smew is a fairly rare visitor from Scandinavia:


A beautiful red head if you are a male Smew!


A handsome male for the lady!

Both using the E-M5 and Pana 100-300

21st February 2013, 04:54 PM
I'm into the swim of it now. Many thanks again. *chr

21st February 2013, 05:02 PM
Nice work Dave, we sometimes see these around the harbour at Christchurch but usually too far off to get a decent shot

Wee man
21st February 2013, 05:31 PM
Nice shots these birds seem to be getting around this year.

21st February 2013, 06:07 PM
Superb shots Dave, especially the "redhead". You did well to get them so close.

It's proving to be a good winter for Smew. We had five drakes and three redheads on our reservoir on Saturday.

Thanks for sharing.*chr