Another quiet day on the marsh.

15th January 2012: Another cold and sunny day. For some reason, all the wildlife stayed well away from me; albeit, there isn’t much about today, anyway. All that was about for me to photograph were gulls and a few mallards, and all are shot at long distance. Still, things can only get better from here on in – I hope!

The images in the slide show below are the best of a bad bunch:

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14 Comments on “Another quiet day on the marsh.

    • Indeed! When all the other wildlife is snuggling down in a hole somewhere, mallards and gulls can usually be relied upon to provide a bit of actions. Strangely, though, the mallards on the canal don’t seem to be afraid of anything. On the river Stour, which is only a few meters away from the canal, in places, the mallards are extremely skittish and fly away at the slightest movement.


  1. Thanks very much for your comment, Jenny. Snapping birds becomes easier if you have a 500 mm lens and you use your camera regularly. Regular practice with your dart, makes it much easier to hit the bully. 🙂


  2. Great ‘in flight’ shots Mike, I particularly like the one with the B H Gulls about to land.

    Another cold day today….wintry weather forecast for the end of the week so we may get our dusting of snow!


  3. I really like your “in flight” shots! Nice job! Are thos black-headed gulls? Winter gulls are a challenge to ID.
    Thanks for your post!


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