Birds, birds, birds…

The last week or so has been busy again.  Hubby and I have enjoyed our almost daily jaunts and although we only do about 4 miles a day on foot going to and from the various hides, it all adds to our feeling of well being. Perhaps just sitting in the cold without central heating and a comfy chair to lean back into helps to tone one up, one can only hope eh!

So what have I seen?A water Rail, that was a real treat as they are such secretive little birds.  I’ve not upped the red, the beak really was that bright, it must be at the peak of being ready to breed. A nice little Robin singing a happy song as we left one evening, I shot this with just a little fill in flash and its turned out pretty well – the Robin didn’t seem to mind at all. The Lapwings were out for a spin. They are amazing to watch as one never knows which direction they will spin off into next, amazing acrobats and very hard to photograph. A Grey Heron at last light taking a fish, I love the reflection in this. And this is an action shot of a Grey Heron taking a Pike for his supper. A Crested Grebe enjoying the sunshine and having a scratch. A Little Egret shaking like a labrador, so cute!And last but by no means least a Common Sandpiper, which are normally too far away to photograph properly, so I was very lucky when it landed on a much nearer island.

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