With this excellent weather the last few days I've been out and about trying to get to grips with the new camera.Mostly I've stuck to local patches but on Tuesday I went over to Brandon Marsh for my first visit for ages.
I used to go to Brandon Marsh a lot but after a few disappointing visits and the roadworks on the A45 causing long delays I've not been there for ages.It was nice to have a good look round but besides finding my first Willow Warbler of the year (no shots) I didn't do too well and only took a few shots in the early morning misty conditions.
I've been down to the Knowle churchyard a couple of times but couldn't get any decent shots of the Goldcrests at least nowhere nearly as good as I got before.I was pleased with this Mistle Thrush shot as it was very high up in a tree.
I've been down to Marsh Lane a few times this week but the only visit that I had any success was this mornings.From the Oak hide when I was in relax mode I owed a lot of thanks to Glen Giles who spotted 6 Black-tailed Godwits that flew in and off in a few seconds.They did not land and did not stay.
In the back gate coppice I was very pleased with these two shots as they were taken in gloomy conditions which the old camera would not have handled.
Back in the Oak hide where I had raced to after being told a Curlew had landed on the RW pool.The good news was it was still there the bad news was that it was a long way off.Nice to see though.
Loads of butterflies around.Got this Small Tortoiseshell in Knowle churchyard.