04 Oct 15 Woolston Eyes

06th October 2015
After the autumnal mist on Saturday I was expecting the same on Sunday, however it was a very pleasant morning and no mist.

The water on No3 bed was much lower than my previous visit probably two weeks ago. Looking from the south screen, there weren’t any birds on the south pool and the nearest birds were probably on a level with the tower hide.

I moved swiftly on, well that may be an exaggeration, age and an hefty bag and camera has put paid to that!!

I eventually reached the John Morgan Hide and although there wasn’t anything on the scrape there were a few black tailed godwits just off the far end of the scrape.


Black-tailed Godwit

For once I dropped in lucky as a Kingfisher perched itself not too far away and I did get some nice shots. The only drawback being that I had the 2x converter on so some quality was lost, some photographers are never happy!

Kingfisher


Kingfisher

There were plenty of Lapwings doing the “Lapwing Fly”


Lapwing


Lapwing

During the morning loads of Geese flew in mainly Canada Geese, I think Woolston had more than it’s fair share of geese particularly the Canadas!


Canada Geese


Greylag Goose


Mute Swan


Splash down

At one stage it looked like all of the water in front of the hide was covered in Geese, unfortunately I didn’t have another lens with me to take a decent photograph of the scene. So I had to make do with a few photos with the 500mm.


Canada Geese


Geese


Geese

Thanks for reading

Andy

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