One of my favourite reserves to visit is the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, near Silverdale in Cumbria, especially at this time of year when the Red Deer that roam the reserve and surrounding conutryside are rutting. So I got up very early Sunday morning for a 5.30am departure from North Wales, arriving up there just after 7am, and safely into the Grisedale Hide with a few other early birds hoping for a good show from the big Stags. Sadly it never happened and the best I got was a bit of a rutting from some younger stags, but they looked amazing across the misty pools at first light.
I just love photographing swans, and when a couple decided to take off from the water, and were coming at my with the rising sun lighting up the background, they looked magical
A big stretch again nicely back lit
Not one of my favourites, but Sharon adores Herons so I was really pleased to get some nice shots for her
I havent seen a Kingfisher at Leighton Moss for a long time, this one was a fair way off in a distant tree, but a record shot nonetheless.
Bye for now, and as usual your feedback and comments are most welcome.