Beauties and a Little Beastie

Posted by Justin Carr

This week saw two visits to Alkbrough Lincolnshire. Although both days the weather was decidedly inclement to say the least, and as all photographers know not ideal for that perfect image, but sunny days have been few and far between the last few weeks so beggars can’t be choosers. Now even though the weather was foul photographic opportunities where plenty, after a popular Bearded tit  post from a few weeks ago I thought I would have another go at them the they didn’t disappoint. I also had a nice surprise too in the form of a rarely seen mammal (well by day anyway).

male Bearded Tit

male Bearded Tit

Same bird as adove

Same bird as adove

male and female

Noctule Bat

Noctule Bat

I am no expert on bats but believe it’s not unusual to see Noctule bats in Daylight but its only my second record.

It gave great views for nearly half an hour as it fed sometimes passing by at close quarters.

Some other shots below.

Water Rail.

Water Rail.

Water Rails are opportunist birds with small rodents ans even bird on the menu, but this one has to make do with just a slug!!

Little egret

Little egret avoiding an attacking Lapwing.

Water pipit.

Water Pipit.

Dunlin.

Dunlin.

All shots as always Digiscoped on a Swarovski ATX 85

Good Digiscoping!!

 

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