On Friday woke up to a beautiful though frosty morning, and as I had already made
plans with Brian to take a trip over to the Roseland Peninsula to look for the Pacific Diver which has been in Gerrans Bay for the last couple of weeks.
Although there were a good number of divers in the bay mainly Black Throated divers, ID was very difficult as everything was in silhouette due to the harsh sunlight off the water. Though there was one candidate for the Pacific but could not get enough detail to be really sure. Still it was a real pleasure to be out in such conditions.
So next we went off in search of the Cirl Buntings which have been re- introduced to the area and were lucky enough to encounter half a dozen, and though they were very active I did manage to catch one sunning itself on a branch and managed to get close enough for a few shots.
So I have posted three images of it, also added a Goldfinch of which I now have good numbers coming to the feeders, this image was taken with the 70-300mm lens which I am find quite a joy to use.