I'd seen the dusky warbler at Walthamstow once already, in the rain and poor light of dusk (sorry) but I decided to go back on Saturday 20 Feb when the sun was shining. Almost immediately I was able to get relatively close views from across the canal. Fired off lots of photos of the bird which was very mobile indeed and seemed to be flycatching. Happy that I'd got some good shots in the bag I went in search of the white-fronted geese at Ingrebourne Valley, late afternoon.
Only then did I realise that I'd taken all the dusky photos at 3200 ISO!! Aaaaggghhh!! That'll teach me to check the settings before using the camera. Anyway, here are a couple of what I suppose will have to be record shots now!!
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
The SS Misr. Don't ask me to pronounce it!!
The main stairs. Has something of the Titanic about it, doesn't it?
The dining room. Lovely.
Tuesday 2 February 2010.
After breakfast we met our guides, Anwar and Mohamed, at the welcome meeting. Mohamed was also a keen birdwatcher it turned out. We were assigned to Anwar, a charming and obliging person.
Our guides. Anwar, left. Mohamed, right.
Lynne and me at temple of Horus, Edfu. The person who took this photo (who shall remain nameless, she knows who she is!!) cut off the head of the statue!!
Senegal thick-knee, a very special bird. Looks very similar to a stone curlew, which is a summer visitor to a few parts of the UK.
Purple heron, so close. A lovely adult.
Our turn in the lock.