Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
Wing Mosaic (Broad-bodied Chaser): Winner, Nikon In-Frame Competition August 2010

Spoonbill

Spoonbill
Spoonbill: Birdguides Photo of the Year 2012 Runner-up

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A Lucky Stint in South Yorks - April 14th

A weekend in South Yorkshire gave me the chance to spend a day at Hatfield Moors.  No sooner had I parked that the Temminck's Stint found the previous day was located back on site.  It was showing relatively well with a pair of LR Plovers:


After ten minutes it few off but was back later in the afternoon.  Further along the same path a Woodlark was singing, and fed distantly on the ground for some time:



There were a few Yellow Wagtails around the site:


I spent two hours in the afternoon trying to photograph the speedy Sand Martins on the lake.  This wasn't made easier by poor light, and at the wrong time of day when the sun did come out the birds were often in too much shadow:



Must try again with better light!

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