Wednesday, 2 March 2011
After last week's invasion of rats, which thankfully seemed to have moved on, I have returned to do some bird photography. I have had a frustrating time this week trying to catch up with waxwings, which are still about but so far have eluded me. I spent a few hours down at Newton Marsh which currently is host to hundreds of wigeon,which provided me with some nice photographic opportunities.
I have posted a few of my efforts above. As well as the wigeon there were a few brown hares about enjoying this week's better weather and I have shown them above. There were also coots and waterhens and the one above was pretending to be a black grouse. The best bird on the marsh was a male merlin which was always too distant to photograph but has been more obliging for other photographers. I hope to get out and about again this week as the settled weather looks like being with us for most of this week.