Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Venus Pool - Bittern breaks cover

It's always worth a look at the far reed bed at Venus Pool right now. Apart from the ends of the day, it's a very hit and miss affair so far as the Bittern is concerned - for me anyway - until today!!

There it was, on arrival at lunchtime with pretty good light conditions too - just a shame it's some 200m away (not bad considering and testimony to what the 500mm f4 lens can do)......

It's worth noting that a bright calm day seems to encourage a decent view of the Bittern outside of sunrise and dusk.....

Common Snipe are back in town too and there were five in front of the the shingle island. Here's a closer look.

More bathing pics I'm afraid!!