Have been a good birder lately and have checked out Marsh Lane nearly every day. Didn't have the same success yesterday as I had on Monday with the camera and only got this Little Grebe.Others heard the Grasshopper Warbler reeling but I didn't.
This lunchtime I had to dash from the car park to the hide as a sudden shower arrived.This Little Ringed Plover was not worried by the shower although it looked angry when it first spotted me.
I then had some fun and games trying to get some flight shots of an Arctic Tern that was whizzing round the Railway pool but I had very little success.It was too distant and much too fast but very nice to see.
Then disaster struck and it's all down to me.As I walked to the Railway hide I spotted a Mandarin Duck flying in.I'd never seen one at Marsh lane before so I was keen to get some shots.
Soon spotted it on a nearby island but when I tried to focus the camera on it nothing happened.The battery had run out.What a burk !!!!! I had wasted far too many shots on the Arctic Tern.