Had friends coming over for lunch but managed to get out for a couple of hours in the morning. Bitterns on the move constantly, seeing at least three different individuals flying at distance on the Denge Marsh side of the reserve.
Decided to set up in the Christmas Dell hide as light was good. Not a great deal of activity but a couple of coots decided to have a bit of a scrap. They went at it hammer and tongs for about 10 seconds. I managed to capture some of the action but the tips of the reeds were in the way which hampered focusing and intruded into the lower part of the image.
|More that just 'handbags at dawn'. All I can say is 'I hope she was worth it!'|
Martin W's wood
On the way back we stopped off at Martin W's wood, where he has built a hide and set up feeders. As he works away during the week I've volunteered to maintain food levels. Hopefully we can get some shots of woodland birds over the next couple of months.