Reflections of Leighton
I recently took a trip up to the RSPB Leighton Moss Reserve. It has been a long time since I made a visit and it made for a refreshing change of scenery. At early start allowed me to arrive at first light and on opening the hide flap I was confronted with two wader species that I have not photographed before. A promising start! The light was a bit odd that morning and all over the place but conditions were very calm allowing for some reflections to be captured. First to be put before the lens was a Spotted redshank in winter plumage. These birds are much more attractive than the normal redshank and have a certain elegance about them.
All that wading around must have been hard work and the bird soon came to stop, and stretched before settling down.
Meanwhile a small group of Greenshank were steadily making their way nearer and nearer to the hide.
They stopped briefly in front of the hide with their rapid probing of the mud.
It was not only invertebrates that were on the morning menu and this one came up with a small fish.
As quickly as they had arrived they had moved on, a brief moment but of sufficient time to at last gets some photographs of this beautiful wader.
As usual there were plenty of Little Egrets present to keep the camera entertained.