I guess you have to start somewhere, so I'll just share a few pics from this month - so far...
At the RSPB Burton Marsh reserve on 13th July, there were amazing numbers of young little egrets, recently fledged from the nearby colony that they share with grey herons. There were more than 100 birds on one lagoon - anyone remember when they were rare? Although I was shooting against the light, it seems to have worked quite well on these white birds with the sun very close to the horizon behind them. A multiple exposure sequence of a young egret chasing one of its parents.
|Young Little Egret - feed me!|
|Black-tailed Godwits squabbling at Frampton.|
This will seem ungrateful, but I am really annoyed by this photograph. The ibis was working its way very slowly toward the hide but the low evening sun was at its back, throwing the entire bird into shadow. It was clear, however, that the way it was working along the lagoon edge it would eventually pass me and be beautifully lit - critically important for an iridescent "black" bird. I took a single shot as the ibis began to move into position, then the slightly noisy arrival of another photographer flushed the bird - which settled several hundred metres away. Aargh!
|Glossy Ibis, Frampton|
|Little Ringed Plover - Juvenile|