Once again the fine weather has worked its magic and the birds have come out to play. I've seen several Beardies around, generally in the usual spot but also a flock on the reed bed opposite the pontoon bridge but further down towards the bottom blind.
Only two cygnets left from her brood, predation has certainly taken it's toll on a lot of species this year.
Although I can't seem to spot the Damselflies this Sedge Warbler
seems to have no problem.
The best of my new Beardie shots, not so long ago
I was excited to get 'orange blob at 50 yds'.
Now thats a first class set John, very well taken M8, and the beardie is superb
Appreciate that from a someone with your track record of amazing shots - cheers M8!
Lovely stuff .. unable to get down there this week .. typical innit! ;o)
Mind you I would scare the beardies away ...
Such a shame Ant! I'd never say that you're 100% guaranteed to see them but I have seen them every time I've been down there since the weather turned and I know you'd be able to make the most of a sighting with that bazooka you've got strapped on the front of your camera! :-)
Ants Bazooka thats what is leaving piles of feathers around the reserve, John Thanks for your kind comments on the quality of my work, anything i download that is halfway decent is mostly luck, honestly :-)
Not guilty m'lud ... I've been all at sea with my bazooka ... see the Grassholm thread I am about to put up! ;o)
What scares the beardies is small persons shouting "It's a swan!" :)
"He had softly and suddenly vanished away---For the Snark was a Boojum, you see." The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll
I know ... I try to keep Nigel on his reigns when I am down there with him, but I have to let him run around a bit or else he doesn't sleep at night .. sorry Cath! ;o))
Nigel said you were on the telly. What was the link for that?
Oops .. Missed this thread ...
ITV Wales News coverage of the visit can be found here: Marine Conservation Zones
My blog part one on the visit can be found here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/getinvolved/wales/b/wales-blog/archive/2012/07/31/all-at-sea-part-one-glorious-gannets.aspx