Sunday, January 11th, 2009 | Author:

A gloomy day on the reserve, especially at 3:30pm, but I stumbled upon one of the kingfishers on a branch behind the fallen elder on the inlet stream, just a foot or so above the water. I shot these from the farthest bridge.

I also then saw the water rail plodding along below him and then scooting off into the reeds. I didn’t manage to get a photo of it, but it was easily my best view of him personally.

There’s still a pair of teal on the mere, but they flew off each time I walked anywhere near their preferred resting spot (at the base of the spit). This was about the best shot I managed to get. A ‘record shot’ only I’m afraid: 400mm, ISO 3200, 1/30s, through some branches – for the photographers to appreciate why it’s so poor!

Category: birds
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