I thought I should post this sooner rather than later while the heavy snow most of us experienced is still in everyone’s mind.

Here in north Kent we had a severe dumping in the early hours of Thursday morning so the following day I headed off to the marshes to see what I could get. At the entrance to the reserve a covey of grey partridges scraped the ground to find food. They formed a tight group and it began to snow providing me with a window of opportunity.

covey of red-legged partridges by robert canis

Covey of grey partridges. Nikon D300, 300mm f2.8, iso 400, aperture priority, 1250th sec. f4, +1 exposure compensation, beanbag over car window.

I drove on a little further but it soon became clear that as well as I know this area, I would be foolhardy to continue as I couldn’t make out the difference between track and marsh.

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 Notes from the field 1 Comment