Friday, 24 July 2009
Harrier Fly Past.... Leighton Moss
As promised this post is a continuation of Monday's visit to Leighton Moss where I had enjoyed great views of the bittern. As well as seeing the bittern those birdwatchers present at the Lower Hide also had superb views of the resident Marsh Harriers, young birds and adults, as they enjoyed great flying conditions on a breezy but warm and sunny afternoon. At times the birds came too close as they flew past the hide and Paul and I had to work hard to maintain focus with the big 500mm lenses.
It is difficult sometimes to photograph birds in flight but practice makes perfect and we both had many opportunities to try and get that " perfect shot ". My best efforts are shown above but I am always striving for something better and I will return to Leighton Moss again to practice my skills . It is certainly a great time to visit as the Harriers have had a good breeding season and with many birds present Leighton Moss can provide a wonderful day's birdwatching.