Managed to get a couple of hours at Stithians Res yesterday afternoon,there were quite a few birds around mostly Lapwings, Canada Geese, a few Teal, Widgeon, and Snipe. The most noticeable thing was the lack of over wintering Duck, numbers are far down on previous years.I managed only five Tufted Duck and they were far out.
So with 200+ Lapwing around I thought I would have a play and get some flight shots, Now these can be pretty quick in flight and in large numbers which makes it difficult to pick out a single bird.
Add to this the confines of the hide with a small viewing hatch, and a 400mm lens handheld and it made for an interesting 40mins.
So after getting a few bruised fingers and skinned knuckles I thought I'd make do with what I got.
So here's the results of the afternoon.
It was also nice to meet a young family from Nottingham who were walking around the res a distance of 4 1/2 miles.