A Visit to Brandon Marsh delivers great views of Redpole and a Kingfisher!

Where has December gone?

Perhaps it was the turkey...

I have finally found time to sit in front of the computer and record the successful visit to Brandon Marsh this month. It has to be said that this is a reserve where I have had limited success over the years but that all changed this time!

The hedgerows were alive with bullfinches and lesser redpoles; a pair of the latter deciding to `pose` on seed-heads outside the hide for me so I could get some good shots in spite of the strong wind.

Lesser Redpole.
As indicated in the title, a Kingfisher showed-up later (along with the rain) and provided a few brief moments of opportunity before disappearing into the gloom. The morel of food in his beak was a bonus as well (for us both)! It seems that I have finally managed to get some decent shots of this lovely species - although a chance to photograph one in the SUN would be nice!

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We shall definitely have to visit this reserve more often next year; I`m told birds of prey can show well.

Time will tell....

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