It's better today, but as a precaution realised I couldn't go running again, so instead I took my camera out for a walk down to London Road Pond and then along the river, enjoying the rain given opportunity to wear my hiking trousers and monstrous yellow kag-in-a-bag and thus look very stupid.
After drawing a blank yesterday, today was mission grebe and sure enough I found an adult on patrol on the pond.
BUT IT DECIDED TO MESS ME AROUND!!!
Everytime I got the wretched avian in focus, it dived. Again and again and again. Repeatedly. Repeatedly and repeatedly. I followed it up and down the bank like a neon clad idiot, getting some strange looks from some kids trying to illegally pike fish in the lake, and getting no usable shots of the bird whatsoever.
However, I got some nice shots of some juvenile moorhens, and when I went to the marina bridge, I was able to shoot the starlings that gather there before the evening murmuration. Think these turned out well.
But that's just my opinion.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 25.10.15
|"Fancy a swim"|
|"Because I'm going in"|
|"Best go in after him"|
|Best of my rubbish grebe shots|
|The starlings on the bridge|
|Preparing for murmuration|
|Admiring the sunset|
|Taking in the view|