Having enjoyed some fun wader photography at Oare Marshes KWT a week or so ago, I was eager to head back this weekend to indulge myself just that little bit further...
An early (ish) start would get me to Oare Marshes two hours before the incoming tide would cover the Point, overlooked by the coastal hide. Michael Fish said the weather would be cloudy with sunny spells and a 7mph breeze - perfect! Three green traffic lights in a row and I knew the ornithological gods were on my side - I was in for a treat!
REALITY ALERT: Why the f*** I bothered this morning I don't know! Michael Fish, or at least his 2020 counterpart, had got it very wrong... Far from being cloudy with sunny spells, we had f***** fog so f****** thick I couldn't see the f****** road, let along find f****** colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwits or something more interesting...
Having published a few images recently in black and white, I must be honest - THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE ALL IN THEIR GLORIOUS ORIGINAL TECHNICOLOR - Enjoy! (Note: I didn't!)
|Waders in the effin fog!|
|Marsh Harrier in the fog...|
|Common Snipe - lost in the fog...|
|Red-breasted Mergansers (pair) - navigating in the fog...|
|Great Crested Grebe - trying to search for food in the fog...|
|Reed Bunting - Cheesed-off with the fog...|
|Reed Bunting - different from the one above, but light naff coz of the fog|
|Stunning Cetti's Warbler (in the fog)|
|Cetti's Warbler - crippling, but foggy, views...|
|Starlings by fog-light...|
|Drake Teal - honest...|
|Avocets - beautiful eh?|
I bet John Clements is f****** glad he didn't 'exercise (birding IS exercise!) with me in the f****** fog today!
Note to self: the point at Oare Marshes KWT get covered exactly two hours before high-tide... Therefore, must arrive three hours before high tide in f****** future...!!!