I have a large list of birds that I have yet to photograph and some of these are seasonal especially the passage spring migrants. This gives a limited window of time in which to get some photos. Two species that I have on this years target list are Whinchat and Yellow Wagtail. Both species have proved elusive to me with only tantilising glimpses of these birds at distance. I was out on my local patch yesterday and six Whinchat arrived. What I had not appreciated until recently was how difficult to photograph these birds are. They are highly mobile and have a knack of seeming to disappear and also seem to have a strong aversion to human presence. However, I perserved with the six birds and managed to get my first photographs of this species in their beautiful spring plumage.
Just need to find some yellow wagtails now!!