The past few weeks have been a bit hard going with not much to photograph and enthusiasm levels close to nil. A few images from the Reed bed hide, nothing too exciting but it gives the camera shutter button a work out.
Now the flood waters have disappeared I have been back to the Feast hide at Grove on a couple of occasions but with the same results as I have been getting of late from Stodmarsh, not much, a Lesser Black-backed Gull being the only images from this venue.
I also spent an afternoon in the car parked along the entrance track to the Elmley reserve on Sheppey in the hope that a Short-eared Owl would put in an appearance. The nearest I got to one was a Short-eared Pheasant (lol). It did come close to the car though so it would of been rude of me not to get an image.
Brown Hares, quite common at Elmley, were seen feeding on the grassy meadows towards the end of the track near to the reserve entrance. Although quite distant from my vantage point, with a fairly large crop, a few usable images were gained.
That's it, not much from the past few weeks but hopefully as May arrives things will look up. A few trips into Northern France are in the pipe line so hopefully a few images will be forth coming. The reserve at Marquenterre is always good for a Spoonbill or two.