Before I rattle on I was pleased yesterday when the Male and Female Blackcaps dropped into my garden for a brief visit.Managed a shot of the Male.
Now back to Saturday.First of all I checked out the two local berry trees where I found a lone Waxwing earlier in the week but no luck.I find it a bit baffling that they have not paid another visit as there are plenty of berries left.
I then drove over to the spot in Leamington where 150 Waxwings had gathered last Thursday but I never saw one and couldn't see why they had visited this spot because I couldn't see any berry trees.
I then drove across to Brandon Marsh arriving not long after 10.00AM hoping my luck would improve.Round by the back gate after shots of Redpolls and Siskins I managed a couple of shots of a Kestrel that flashed over.
I did get some shots of Redpolls and Siskins but were no better than last time so I am continuing to struggle this year with these chaps.
In the Baldwin hide I again had a go at getting a decent shot of a male Goldeneye.I always burn out the whites when trying to get the head right.Did a bit better.
Ended up in the Carlton hide which was as grim as ever with almost nothing showing although a Kingfisher paid several visits but never came close.It appeared to prefer sitting on the sluice box.
I gave up at 1.30PM and headed home.Nice sunny weather but no shots of any note.