I've been to Newton Marsh early morning and seen a heron fishing the pools but ever time I got within 100yds it was off.I decided on different tactics and drove past the heron returning slowly as one of the large trucks overtook me.It worked and I was in position to capture images of the heron as it fished for sticklebacks,it seems such a lot of effort for such a large bird to capture prey so small I saw it catch 4 fish in a twenty minute spell.Well there's a lot of lapwing chicks about and I'm sure a few will end up down the herons neck.I've posted a few images of the heron as it fished for its breakfast and was back home for 7.30 am for mine.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
A rare if not first record of a Sandwich Tern sighted at Preston Dock on friday at aprox 6.15 -6.35 pm.I've posted a couple of very poor record images of the bird to confirm the sighting. I would like to apologize for my earlier post of the Gannet at Preston Dock,the unfortunate bird was found dead the next day and if I had known I would not have posted the images.I have wiped the images of the Gannet of my computer.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
On Tuesday lunch time I found a Gannet on Preston Dock,the bird looked exhausted and kept quiet in the middle of the dock until it was harassed by the LBBG'S and attacked by the cob mute swan.It was still present at 3.15 when I left.I posted a couple of images of the bird as it's a rare visitor to this area.I've also posted a couple of images of the female mute swan sat on her nest.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
The Godwits at Newton Marsh have been putting on a wonderful show over the last week or so and I've been down early morning to try and and capture the action.I was after the Godwits in flight and have managed to capture lots of images a few of which I've posted below.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Down at Newton Marsh the moorhens are starting to get territorial and one or two skirmishes nave taken place,I managed to be in the right place at the right time to capture some of the action with the camera and have posted a few of my efforts below.