This morning I headed off on my 30km cycling trip to RSPB Langford Lowfields hopeful of getting some shots of winter ducks. As soon as I arrived however, as well as there being plenty of ducks on the water, there was a kestrel hovering motionless in the strong breeze barely 25 metres away.
By golly gee, I snapped away at it, taking at least thirty pictures, and really hopeful of getting at least one jaw dropper out of the set, a picture to make me feel I'd really arrived as a nature photographer. I then turned my attention to the ducks, and shot tufted ducks, wigeon and possibly a goldeneye as well, off in the distance.
Then the camera decided to beam unfriendly red letters into my eyes. "Memory Card Failure."
Well that was the end of the photography, but I was hopeful I'd still be able to retrieve the pictures. Well, plugging the SD card into my computer soon put paid to that dim hope.
So, I bought a new memory card and trotted off into town to take some pictures around the river; if I was lucky I might have encountered a grey wagtail down on the castle wall. I didn't, but I got some nice shots of the lowering sun over the river.
I then got home to find that the battery going flat had meant that I'd lost most of those shots.
I don't think I'll be on the Countryfile Calendar any time soon.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 16.11.15
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|Sun over Langford reed bed|
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