Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Few Shots Here And There

Winter is creeping up on us again, another year nearly over, where does the time go we ask. Well I have been out quite a lot, more so than last year due to lack of work. Things have picked up a bit now though and the frustration of working on a nice day has returned. The Kingfisher that gave me lots of pleasure has gone from the reed bed hide at Stodmarsh, it may have been taken by a Sparrowhawk or just moved on, who knows, it was great while it lasted. I went to Reculver to see the Shorelark that was with a few Snow Buntings, they showed well and allowed a few shots. I also came across whilst at Stodmarsh a returning Bittern that crashed into the reeds a few metres in front of me. I've spent a lot of time watching these magnificent secretive birds and I knew that there was a chance that I would be able to see it as I was close to the waters edge and for it to take off  with its huge wing span it would need to be able to stretch out.  I could hear it coming through the reeds towards me and it eventually showed and gave me good views. So here are a few pictures taken over the last month not in any order. The last picture is of a Black Necked Grebe that visited the Reed bed hide Stodmarsh whilst I was watching the Kingfisher. I will start the new blog next year,