….This is my first post since the start of the year and I guess most of you will have now fully recovered from all the excesses and celebrations and, despite all the rain, be well into the delights and discoveries of 2014, it certainly seems that way when reading all of your excellent posts.
The main reason that I’ve not done a post till now is due to a large dose of apathy brought on by starting the year off with a mega cold/flu(?) that lasted from Boxing day through the most of the first three weeks of January. Then for the last couple of weeks it’s been a matter of finding the time, there seems to have been lots of those little important jobs that couldn’t be left any longer and needed to be done. The third reason/excuse is that, although I’ve been out and about on a few occasions (most times with Keith), I’ve not managed to take many decent photographs.
So, after all of the excuses here’s a few almost half decent images!
This first one was taken on New Years Day when Keith and I, after visiting RSPB Titchwell in Norfolk, went to the nearby Holkham Nature Reserve. The day day had turned cold and wet with a steady downpour, it wasn’t doing my cold any good! Little did we expect to find this many people out in the cold and the rain, the road is about a mile long, there were so many cars and people that we had difficulty finding anywhere to park the car!
What’s it like in the Summer??
A few flight shots…
Mute Swan RSPB Frampton Marsh Lincolnshire - 2nd.January
Cormorant Caldecotte Lake Buckinghamshire – 23rd. January
Male Pochard WWT Welney Norfolk – 27th. January
Mallard WWT Welney Norfolk - 27th. January
Lapwing RSPB Frampton Lincolnshire – 3rd. February
Part of a large flock of Black-tailed Godwit RSPB Frampton – 3rd. February