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Kinglets at close range

Been away on travel most of Sep, came back recently just in time to intercept the tail of the autumn migration. I decided to focus on Kinglets a.k.a Goldcrests, the peak is usually the first week/s of October. This year was no exception and I located a sizeable flock in the best of mood active in search of food. I followed the flock for an hour, which eventually left the tree canopy and headed for a scrub area allowing me to take close shots at eye level. Having said that they still pose a challenge as they are constantly on the move jumping and flying from branch to branch. I found the AF limiter very useful, setting it to 1.4 to 5 meters. After half an hour or so the flock moved on and I lost track of it. Sharing a few photos from the around 50 that qualified after screening the 200+ I took. My best yield ever, and also my best results so far.

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Lovely set, so clear and sharp...………...
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Re: Kinglets at close range

Wonderful images of these tiny birds Tord. It is hard to pick a favourite as they are all good.

I saw one with a really bright orange crest in the middle of a tit flock yesterday but it was too distant and mobile to see if it was a Goldcrest or a Firecrest. I did spot a Yellow Browed Warbler in the flock though.

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