It’s been a while since I got out and sat in a bird hide – but finally I’ve been able to manage a half day – well actually not even a full half day – really just a few hours.
Having said that – it was frustrating to travel down to my favourite hide, as the Christmas traffic was terrible. Arriving though was a great relief, and the pools and hides were as fantastic as I remember them – it seems a long time, but in reality it’s only been about 2 months. The birds were co-operative, and it was good to watch as well as photograph them.
I was most impressed by the Great Spotted Woodpecker, a youngster turned up a couple of times whilst I was there, and didn’t even immediately fly off when I came out of the hide. He was full of confidence, and so handsome.
The cold of the day, and the knowledge that I had an appointment in the evening, and ‘work’ to do eventually made me leave, though reluctantly. Hoping to return between Christmas and the New Year. Already I can’t wait….