26 Jan 2011

Foggy, damp & cold

Sums up the weekend end really. Plans to go to Hilbre over the high tide were aborted Satrurday due to the fog so we ended up in Delamere looking for a Smew rumoured to be present on one of the fishing lakes near Nunsmere. We couldn't see 50 m! Plan B involved a quick trip to Hilbre after the tide for a couple of hours but it was pretty quiet with only a re-trap Blackbird and a single Malt enlivening proceedings.

Sunday wasn't much better - still foggy and dank with moisture dripping off all the vegetation. A small flock of Reed Buntings provided local interest and the usual Robin posed for photographs. I'm pretty pleased with this one as the camera was hand held at 1/40th second shutter speed and F5.6.

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