As the days shorten, the sun lowers in the sky and only the hardiest of visitors venture out into the chill Autumnal air. In such situations, the ever changing subjects for a photographer's lens start tending towards birds of a duckish nature
Reflecting on the subject with me in the hide, I'd bumped into Nick - and of course, as always when two chaps get chatting, the tone of the conversation rapidly turned to a subject that had the ladies withdraw up the other end of the hide, to distance themselves from our schoolboy humour.
There were some rare sightings - many people will not have seen this couple before - it's what a shoveller looks like when it actually has its head above water!
A Bittern did make an appearance - but only to tell us it would be fishing elsewhere a bit more in future. The water levels rising have made the channel less attractive (or they've eaten everything!)
Though the Mallard simply laughed at us
and his Missus flaunted herself provocatively
A Lapwing finished its bath and left in disgust - they seem unimpressed with the ducks showing off
Though the final say, as always, comes from the truculent Pheasant, who was unimpressed with his photo being taken. OK, not a Partridge & not a Pear Tree, but that's my Christmas cards sorted!
Great photos as ever WJ, but I fear that Nick may protest too much!
Nice set, WJ. The light is beautiful at this time of year.
gaynorsl said:I would love to see your pics WJ but they are downloading so slowly that it is impossible.
I suspect that WJ's images are pretty large which is making them slow to load if your broadband speed isn't very fast.
Try doing a Broadband Speed Test
Great pictures WJ, the light at this time of the year can make such a difference to the atmosphere of a view and picture.
Why do all ways happen Mr WJ
People are going to get a bad ideas about me.
Thanks WJ, it will be my system I suppose, the little blue wheel is still turning after 10mins, trying to download!!!
Some lovely light on the birds, WJ. I see there are still plenty of berries on that pheasant bush. I don't think there are any left like that around here, everything's already been eaten.
gaynorsl said:Wonder if there is any alteration I can do or is it my slow processor.
Try again. It's because they are stored in Flickr so there is an extra step to go through. Sometimes it slows things down horribly and other times not. It's not your processor (but might be internet speed)
Normally that's a slow network speed, dodgy broadband or slow WiFi are normally the culprits
I would love to see your pics WJ but they are downloading so slowly that it is impossible. Wonder if there is any alteration I can do or is it my slow processor.
We were just talking about what was out the front of the Hide, just like every Birdwatchers do.
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