Monday, 16 May 2011

Rain Stopped Play

A new week has arrived and with it a very wet spell of weather. The rain seems to have been continual for the last two days, not heavy rain but that very wetting kind of drizzle. This has kept me confined to barracks and has given me an opportunity to post a few more images from last week's encounter with the Great Crested Grebes at a local Nature Reserve.
They are more of the same with some close up portraits of these beautiful birds and ones where the wonderful red eye is shown. This is an adaptation found on grebes and obviously aids underwater vision when hunting their prey. I have also included one more of the weed dance which was one of those rare events when I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I have also included an image showing the lake occupied by the grebes which currently has yellow flag iris growing around the area where the grebes appear to be nesting. Hopefully the rain will go away and I will be able to get out again and capture more images from the Lancashire countryside.


  1. Brian, superb images as usual, love the 'weed dance' shots, was it at Meresands ?

  2. Lets hope rain doesn`t stop play for too long Brian,itching to get back out with the camera mate.Again a great set of images!!!!!!

  3. Gary.. Yes it was Meresands

    Paul..Speak later re a day out.

    Thanks both for your kind comments.

  4. Wonderfull pictures all of them!!
    Number four is my favourite!

    Great job!

    Have a nice week!

    Leiv Arne

  5. never get tired of seeing these beauties and your awesome shots!

  6. Wow, wonderful display photo!

  7. Rain stopped play on the Wharfe and interestingly like you Brian, I noticed the Dipper has a red eye...

    Terrific photos.

  8. Always like to see you've been out and about armed with your 'gear' Brian, excellent pics as ever, and I got rained off yet again today (Tuesday)....getting a bit fed up with it to be honest but I'll get over it.

  9. wonderful captures and sights to see.

  10. Kiitos Brian hienoista kuvistasi. Ovat todella erikoisia lintuja.

  11. Brian

    I was one of the others in the hide there (see my four spotted chaser at ), and I love that weed dance one in particular. None of mine were anywhere as good as that.

    Jeremy Knowles