Our walking boots have been put away for a while, the wet weather has decimated our paths and as regular viewers will know the canal towpath is a complete mess, so two wellington clad wildlife lovers set off again.......
Kestrels abound round here, on a good day they are seen regularly, this one settled within a reasonable distance..
A kingfisher up a tree is not unusual, but this was twenty yards back and twenty feet up a tree, I can only assume it was digesting a hearty meal!
Walking quickly but quietly we got as close as we dare, you can get really close to these birds when they are gorging on food, in the wild they are nervous as new arrivals will be!
The light was dreadful but I managed a couple of shots..
Just as the light was going we had a lovely look at a young female goosander, beautiful birds....and I am getting to know the low light settings...though a bright day would be welcome:-))