Thursday, 26 April 2012

Out in the rain.

I am a fair weather birder and very rarely go out if the weather is not so good but yesterday in foul weather loads of decent birds were seen locally so this morning I thought I'd better get out there and see some myself.

I arrived at Marsh Lane at 9.00AM in very gloomy weather.I stayed for a couple of hours and although I was in the hides when a few very heavy showers fell I saw no Black/Arctic/Little Terns or any Little Gulls that were about locally yesterday.I think I will stick to fair weather birding!!!

Keen to use the camera I was pleased to see again the Willow Warbler just past the causeway screens.

In the Oak hide as nothing else was around I had a go at getting some Common Tern flight shots in the gloom.

Back in the car park hide I was pleased to see a few Swifts for the first time this year and stupidly tried to get some shots as they whizzed around in the rain.

Just before I left I spotted this Oystercatcher taking an early lunch.


Kevin Groocock said...

Good to see you again today Max. Love your Terns! My Wheatears turned out crap (not unexpected!). Hope the back improves.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Kevin.It was nice to see you again.I'm surprised your Wheatear shots were poor they looked good in the camera.