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Caroline wanted to try out her new bird spotting scope, so we took some of the family including Alan with his Sony A55 and tripod off to Whisby Nature Reserve for the afternoon.
We started off with a nice meal there, venison for most of us, then headed off to the nearest hide.
August is not the best season for bird spotting but we had some luck, apart from the usual pigeons and Seagulls, we spotted a Heron, Coots, Moorhen and some Comorants.
Alan soon learnt that even a 300mm lens is a small telephoto for bird photography. We had also taken a selection of tripods, a mix of cheap legs up to decent medium quality professional gear. Caroline quickly learnt that even if your not taking photographs a cheap tripod will soon drive you to distraction.