Carrying on from the previous post this is the second in a series of three posts (not many words of wisdom just a selection of images that I hope you will enjoy) each one dedicated to a different location that I've had the pleasure of visiting since the beginning of the month.
I have visited Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire on a few occasions since the beginning of the month and in varying weather conditions, ranging from snow lying on the ground with the lakes almost frozen over, to a cold overcast day with a blustery wind blowing, through to a sunny day with a bright blue sky.
But, no matter what the weather, the wildlife around the lakes never fails to throw up a good photo opportunity or two.
|One of the ever present Mute Swans patrolling his patch|
And the 'stars' that have taken up residence, sometimes in quite large numbers, over the last month....
|Carrion Crow...on the lookout for apple cores, maybe?|
|A Male Pochard|
|Cormorant in breeding plumage...the white thigh patch is 'flashed' during the courtship display!|
On the day when there was snow on the ground and everything was frozen solid I spotted a group of Long-Tailed Tits busily flitting through the branches of some recently felled trees and I noticed that this one was going from branch to branch drinking from the icicles that had formed on the ends.....unfortunately not a very good photograph as I was shooting into the light!!
|Reed Bunting...a male, almost into his black faced breeding plumage.|
And if your quick enough there's always a chance of a flight shot...
|Black Headed Gull|
For those of you who have yet to 'see the light!' pop over to Caldecotte Lake where you can accompany Keith as he gives you a daily tour around the lake with the help of his excellent photos and videos.