Friday, 22 July 2011

The beyondness of things

A grim week with everything being grey and distant so no decent shots to share. Three Red throated Diver off Lynemouth on Monday was nice. They looked great throught the scope but too far away for photography. On the tide two actually came within twenty yards of the shore but by the time I got close they disappeared back out to deeper water. 84 moulting Eider sleeping in rafts alongside made an equally poor subject.

Tuesday was lost to work and Wednesday was just a wash out. Got out late afternoon but everything was just dull. This bird had a bit of a primary problem but hopefully it will be replaced before the long journey south commences.

The only bright shot of the week. Flocks of Goldfinch on the Carr beginning to feed on thistle heads and a couple of family parties to boot.

Thursday afternoon was Gull fest on the flooded hay fields. My neighbour is not well pleased with the water levels but I live in hope of a nice wader. Well there was one.....a Curlew! Little Egret still at Arcot but miles away.

Anybody lost a lens cap? Half way up the range bridleway on the right about eye level. Credit to John Barry for the post title. Now what does Friday have to offer?

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