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.