Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Avocets Demonstrate That Spring Is Here





































Last weekend I went to deepest Essex to photograph some Avocets at an undisclosed site. I set off at 6.30 in the morning hoping to be there to capture the early morning light. Armed with a map and directions two wrong turns later I didnt get sight of an Avocet until 10.30. That was after a hike cross country of a mile and a half with two large lens, tripod and camera bag. Still I can't complain I managed to see[ for the first time] and capture images of these stunning birds who decided to mate less than fifteen metres in front of where I was standing. In total there were about twenty Avocets present and I am pleased to say they seem to be more widespread in Britain than previously. In fact I am already planning a return trip during the Easter weekend if only that glorious weather returns.

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous shots and the Header is just terrific!

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  2. Anthony,these are without doubt the best Avocet images I've ever seen.
    Love every shot,my favourite is your first image,which also is your Header.
    Competition winners.
    John.

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  3. Anthony, these are your best images so far, sharp clear wonderful action/behaviour shots.

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  4. Nice photo's Anthony, worth the hike with all that gear I'd say, good luck with the easter session.

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  5. Competition shots there Tony. Very nice indeed. Steve. (ps I can't wait to see those close fly-by Purple Heron shots)!.

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