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Heron
« on: September 08, 2019, 11:33:43 AM »
Went to Munster Castle in the lakes last week - well worth a visit - they have a BOP display (Not many birds and seem very immature but nice enough) and also feed the scraps to the Herons - upto around 16 - there were 11 or 12 when we were there.

You still need a decent lens to get them in flight but they come pretty close so any lens is good enough for portraits.



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Re: Heron
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 02:23:51 PM »
Great capture Mark, bet you're pleased with this.
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Re: Heron
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 09:29:00 PM »
Hi Chris. Yes it was pretty pleasing - though it was fairly easy given the number of them. I have about 1/2 dozen or more that are pretty good and some good portraits too.

I am going to update my website with them when I get chance.
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Re: Heron
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 12:19:57 PM »
Went to Munster Castle in the lakes last week - well worth a visit - they have a BOP display (Not many birds and seem very immature but nice enough) and also feed the scraps to the Herons - upto around 16 - there were 11 or 12 when we were there.

You still need a decent lens to get them in flight but they come pretty close so any lens is good enough for portraits.



isn`t that Muncaster Castle? Went a few years back. If it`s the same place they feed the heron at a particular time so always guaranteed a good sighting.

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Re: Heron
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 07:17:49 AM »
Went to Munster Castle in the lakes last week - well worth a visit - they have a BOP display (Not many birds and seem very immature but nice enough) and also feed the scraps to the Herons - upto around 16 - there were 11 or 12 when we were there.

You still need a decent lens to get them in flight but they come pretty close so any lens is good enough for portraits.



isn`t that Muncaster Castle? Went a few years back. If it`s the same place they feed the heron at a particular time so always guaranteed a good sighting.

Yes it is - Munster/Muncaster same thing really ;)

And yes they feed them at about 4pm - just after the castle closes - probably timed to make sure no one stays inside :)

A good hour before and the Heron's start to congregate.

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