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A trip to the Brecks

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Failure followed by success.

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Wednesday 18th August 2021

Of course, I fully expect that no-one has missed me as it is over a month since my last comminucation. Simple fact is that I have been unable to get out due to family illness but I did manage to squeeze a few hours at the Wildlife and Wetlands reserve at Welney on 11th August - my first attempt at photography for over a month.

Didn't expect much so I was not disappointed. A  Great White Egret was feeding outside Lyle hide

and managed a fly-by.

On the same scrape there was also an adult Spoonbill that stayed in the reeds on the bank

and managed a yawn

before being spooked by a Grey Heron to land in the middle of the scrape to do what Spoonbills do best - head under wing and sleep. And so it stayed for the two hours over lunch until I gave up and went home.

As I said, I did not expect much so wasn't disappointed. At least I managed to get out.

The next day, a friend and I had booked another afternoon session at Horn Mill to see if we could get better images of fishing Ospreys.

A couple of Grey Herons, probably adult and juvenile soon arrived with the adult settling in a tree.

As soon as the juvenile strated to fish, it flew down to see it off.

Later, one caught a fish

but then was surprised by a Buzzard that saw it off and took the catch.

The Grey Herons proved to be a nuisance. One Osprey landed on the usual perch to view the pond, only to be seen off by the Heron and did not return.

A Kingfisher turned up, perched but did not fish.

And then when it was getting dark, another Osprey turned up, landed on the same perch as the previous one.

Not long after, a rapid dive, caught a fish and flew off with it.

The only problem was that it was dark. This photo was taken at ISO16000!!! Really glad that I had the Canon1DX MK2 that was able to track it in the dark and provide a half-reasonable photo.

Not what I really went for but better that nothing.