20 March 2015 At The Eyes

22nd March 2015
I spent a few hours at Woolston Eyes on Saturday morning and I'd only just reached the south pool viewing screen when the gulls went into panic mode. It took a few seconds to identify the culprit and I just managed to get a couple of shots in before a female Marsh Harrier went down in the reed bed.


Marsh Harier - Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Although it isn't a good photo I am pleased with it as the bird was at least 200yds away and the cameras autofocus locked onto the bird almost immediately, pretty impressive I think. Unfortunately I didn't see it again.

There wasn't much around but a selection of what was appears below.


Black-headed Gull


Black-headed Gull in flight


Grey Heron being chased by gulls


Shoveler


Shelduck landing on the centre pool


Greylag Goose


Coot after the not unexpected squabble

Thanks for reading

Andy

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