Saturday, 26 January 2013

Thawing Fowlmere

For the first time since Christmas I managed to get out with a camera today.  Most of January has been lost to organising the annual Cambridge Inter-club Digital Competition, which almost fell foul of the freezing weather conditions last weekend.

Now that it's started to thaw, Harriet and I went to the RSPB reserve at Fowlmere.  Not many birds were in evidence, unless you count the ubiquitous pigeons of course, but there was one real highlight (see later).  Otherwise it was a matter of photographing the reeds, trees and reflections.

Ok, so I admit that it's a rubbish picture, but this was the highlight of the visit.  A kingfisher, which posed for us in front of the Reedbed Hide.  Unfortunately I only had a 70-200 lens with me, so the image below is a 100% crop.

The final picture shows the view across the fields outside the reserve.  By this time, despite the thaw, we'd lost touch with our toes, so headed back home to get warm.