|Posted on 18 February, 2017 at 9:50|
I haven't posted for a while because we have been away in Madeira - supposedly for a few days of sun. The weather was rather fickle and we got wet when we went up into the hills. Fortunately we had also arranged a day of guided bird-watching. My target was the Madeira Firecrest - now widely accepted as a separate species from the European Firecrest. I have never had good views of a Firecrest - and certainly have not photographed one. Our guides found them quite easily at Santo da Serra. They were pretty mobile so I am quite pleased with some in focus shots of heads and eyes amongst the foliage.