Out of Practice

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This last week, after a virtually non-existant winter, spring had decided to arrive…there were storks gliding above my house, chiffchaffs in every tree and the oystercatchers were calling me back to the marsh…

Within a few seconds on my approach I was greeted by a rather excited black-tailed godwit, a sparrowhawk with a small rodent in its’ talons and two mute swans blocking the narrow path who hissed at me as I passed…I was fortunate to escape the situation without a broken arm. 😉

The resident canada geese seemed somewhat sparse in numbers as in winter there are thousands of geese on the marsh…some decide to stay while the majority move on…

It was possible to confuse such days with summer…yet the brown reeds, bare trees and lack of swallows kept reminding me it was April…being a little rusty after a rather prolonged spell of winter dormancy it’s good to be back! 🙂

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8 responses

  1. hadorable

    Beautiful shots!

    April 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  2. Thanx for sharing these cool photos. Peace.

    April 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

  3. Carol Donaldson

    loved the shot of the storks nest in the tree, very atmospheric.

    April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

    • Thanks Carol ! 🙂 I’m not so sure if it’s a storks’ nest…I was thinking osprey….but so far I haven’t been able to resolve this mystery…

      April 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  4. Great textures Thanks!

    April 27, 2014 at 7:17 am

    • Thank you Michelle ! 🙂

      April 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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