These are from a few days ago during a brief spell of sunniness. The Herons seem to be spending more time up in the trees as if getting ready for their early nesting, although I've not seen one carrying any nesting material just yet.
Continued high water levels mean the Cormorants are still determined to struggle up onto the perches meant for Kingfishers as one of the few dry places to rest
Robins are singing
It's still Winter for the Walters though, as that's the only time they come out of hiding. This one is hunting over an area that has been flooded several times already which is why everything is covered in black mud
This is also when the Reed Bunting show well in numbers
Lots of Lollipops around too
I have no idea how this one has lost its longest tail feathers but a short-tailed Long-tailed Tit is a rather sad sight!
It didn't seem to be impeded in any way by the under-endowment, though.
2013 photos & vids here
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Brilliant photos Nige, the ST-LTT seems to look generally healthy enough, so perhaps the tail will grow back
I love the shot of the cormorant coming out of the water on the the kingfisher stake, that is well captured
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:Thanks all Fortunately, Mike, it's obvious when the Cormorants are considering a jump up so all you have to do is focus, wait and click when they go.
Lot to learn
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