Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Let the good times roll

Sometimes I do venture further afield than Tamworth and with some time off work, I’m  already thinking about how best to entertain myself. Saturday morning was spent with Pete and we decided to visit Middleton RSPB in the hope that the three Avocets that had been reported still present at dusk on Friday evening were still on site. The heavens opened just as we reached the North Pit and we took refuge in the “Lookout” hide. We spent a good hour scanning the North Pit, no Avocets were located.

The weather is forecast to be pretty grim for the nest couple of days. It doesn’t bode well for my RSPB Leighton Moss by train journey on Monday. I will be packing the waterproofs. Sunday saw very heavy rain and gusting winds with some localised flooding. Morecambe bay bound by train tomorrow. All packed and ready.

An enjoyable but very windy day at RSPB Leighton Moss on Monday. Plenty of Avocet present and Black-Tailed Godwit. The Avocets just wouldn’t come in close and in the overcast conditions it was a challenge getting a reasonable picture. I managed a few record shots with the digiscoping gear.




The Digiscoping set-up





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