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Sunday 24 January 2016

Another Dull Day

Another dull day that only brightened up just at the end of my walk. That said, the temperature never exceeded about 3 Celsius. Much of the three lakes surface was covered in ice and there was little wind.

However you have to make the best of what is presented to you in respect of outdoor winter photography especially with nature subjects. 

Just occasionally the sun got through small gaps in the cloud

Greylag geese grazing on the meadows adjacent to one of the lakes.

Canada geese grazing on one of the flooded meadows.

The Greylag flock swimming in echelon almost like they fly.

Coot and Black-headed gulls standing around on the ice.

Not great shots unfortunately of a flock of about 20 Siskin feeding high in alder trees.

Another ray of sun lighting up willow trees on the water's edge.

A Grey Heron on an alternative hunting trip due to the iced conditions on the water.

Reed Bunting (female)

Blue Tit


As the sky cleared now the Moon shows up.

"All that glitters/glisters is not gold"
The Merchant of Venice
What can I say, you even get Shakespeare here.{:))

Black-headed Gull flock roosting on the ice.
This last image just about summed up the day really.


  1. Roy what a wonderful post from beginning to the end. I love all the reflection shots on the iced water, infact you did see a lovely variety of birds on your visit especially the Siskins. I love the shotswith the fence and also the second to last shot with unusual colouring

    1. Thanks Margaret, yes there is something about that old bit of fence.

  2. I am looking forward to the Siskins returning to my garden, I get to odd one or two at the moment.

  3. Fabulous siskins for the win! The day needed that colour.

  4. Beautiful images. You got the most out the light that was there.

  5. Nice pictures regardless if you ask me. I often think broader shots of the landscape give a better sense of the seasons than close-ups, though i do enjoy your close-ups too.

  6. I think they are all superb Roy. Love the birds, the reflections and the old fence in a very nicely composed shot. You definitely have a good eye.

  7. Hi Roy,
    I have greatly enjoyed here all these pictures.
    These images are truly fantastic and the beautiful reflections in the water. Beautiful! My compliments.

  8. Superb photos! That little hint of sun makes all the difference and willows look fantastic in winter - especially when you have their reflections in a body of water. And your not very good bird shots are better than most of ours! :-)

  9. Thank God, you had a dull day... because the images... are so great!!!!


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