Monday, 20 April 2009

Waters Edge Country Park

We paid our first visit to this site yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it aided by glorious sunny weather. It seems so long since that was the case.

There was a dozen Redshank on the river side, Willow Warblers calling, can you ever see them ?

A number of Swallows were flying over a tile/brick works and one stopped to rest on the gable of a wooden shed. i got some shots that I was pleased about but the light was probably slightly to the rear of the bird and a little harsh! You can never win, I need to get out earlier in the day.

Ducks and Geese at the visitor centre were easy to picture, but in glorious light, I might post one or two pictures later.


Chris said...

Hi MIke,
Looks like a good day, The swallow pictures are amazing. How long did it stay there, just 20 minutes so that you got a lot of good shots ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Swallow images Mike. I have seen the odd one flying this year, but nothing this close.

Little Brown Job said...

Great images of the Swallows Mike, only saw my first one last weekend.

Lynmiranda said...

Lovely pictures of the Swallow Mike. I have been seeing them here where I live for the past week now. The House Martins don't seem to have arrived yet. Lovely to see these Summer visitors, I hope we have a better Summer this year.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much for your comments Chris, Roy, Paul and Lyn. They are much appreciated.
I have seen Swallows and Martins for a few weeks now, in Dorset and back up North. Certainly, small nos. but very much back.
The Swallow pictured was flying fast around the brick yard with two or three others, feeding and coming to rest on th shed roof 2 or three times for a few minutes each time.
I was slightly disappointed with the results in the light but I am indeed fortunate to get a good view.

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