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. Beautiful, I love birds in flight- something Im not great at capturing- you however, have done a wonderful job!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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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