Thursday, 22 March 2012

Wildfowl at the London Wetland Centre

Here are some shots I have taken over the past couple of weeks of Wildfowl. I have found a small pool where I can get low to the water, and so I have been taking full advantage of it!

First a couple of Little Grebes

And some Coots

A Tufted Duck

And finally a Mallard

That's all for this post, but I break up for Easter tomorrow, so should have some time for photography until AS revision starts!

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

More from WWT London

It looks like there is only one Bittern left at the London Wetland Centre now, and so I doubt that there will be any more chances to photograph them before they migrate, so it will have to wait until next year. I heard my first singing Chiffchaff last weekend, and there is a lot of nest-building going on, and even some chicks!

Before I had photographed the Bitterns, I had seen a Goldcrest in the morning which popped up next to where I was standing.

While I was in the hide, small groups of Tufted Ducks always seemed to be taking off in front of me and flying over the hide, and I was pleased to see that I had got a couple of decent images.

And as I was leaving the reserve I noticed this backlit reed head,

and this Shoveler.

Next time I have some low angle Wildfowl images to show as I have found somewhere where I can get low to the water!

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