The new camera was picked up and taken home for a bit, just to try and work out how you work it. Plus the complicated stuff, like threading the strap and the lens cap!
Like a schoolboy with a new toy, I was itching to go out and give it a practice. But there was one slight problem, it was the wettest day ever! I didn't want to get the camera rained on and break it on the first day. So where could I go to take some pictures but stay dry? I know, the conservation pool at Tittesworth, behold!
Er, etc, you get the idea! There are still buttons and wheel-dial-thingys on it that I don't understand yet, and I haven't dared to press the red button!
As for today's birding on a much drier but very windy day. Not a lot of opportunity to get the camera out, or the old one for digiscoping. 6 Goosanders at Croxden Quarry, 9 Goosanders at Brookleys Lake.
And as for Uttoxeter Quarry, a pretty similar selection to last week. 2 White-fronts, 1 Pink-foot, 46 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 11 Pochard, 110 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sand. There was a Shelduck though, first one I've seen this year. But other than that, a bit like Groundhog Day. Which incidentally, passed in the week (2nd February of course), and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring.