A quiet day on the marsh.

14th January 2012: It was minus five degrees centigrade when I arrived on the marsh this morning. All the standing water, including North Pond, was iced over. The sky remained bright blue all day and the woodpeckers were drumming at full speed. I wonder if winter has finally arrived?

I spent six hours watching and waiting, but very little wildlife maked an appearance.

Here are a few marsh images that appealed to me:

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15 Comments on “A quiet day on the marsh.

  1. Thanks, Vicki. The goose you mention is a swan, and we have half a dozen cormorants living on the marsh at the moment.

  2. Stunning photographs, Mike. I’m spending a month at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland soon. Have never been to Britain before. I hope to see some of these gorgeous animals. Apparently there is a wood with badgers!

    • Thanks for your comment, Jennifer.

      I hope you have an enjoyable time at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.

      Do you mean that there is a wood with badgers at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland?

  3. Love the images especially the ‘water’ ones Mike!
    We haven’t had many frosty mornings have we, it makes a refreshing change fom the gloomy one’s we have endured this Winter.

  4. Snow would be good to see before the Winter is over…but just a bit mind and on a weekend so that it wouldn’t disrupt daily life quite as much.lol!

  5. I’m new to your blog but already I love it! Your photography is beautiful. I can’t wait to learn more about the Marsh and listen to your thoughts about your experience.

    • Thank you very much, Dezra. I am very glad that you enjoy my blog, and I hope you continue to comment on my posts.

  6. Thank you, Laurie. I know it’s a wren, but I don’t know if it is specifically a ‘winter’ wren.

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