|Taken from the ARC hide Dungeness|
It being a crisp, bright, and sunlit winters day we had driven down to Dungeness in the hope of just such pictures. If only I could have gotten a bit closer, but there was a lot of water between them and me and they had no intention of coming over to give me better views.
|Drake Smew - a long way off|
|Showing off to the ladies|
And "too distant for a good picture" turned out to be the theme for the day.
|Bittern flying - too distant|
|Marsh Harrier flying - too distant|
|Another Marsh Harrier - too distant|
|Avocet - too distant (at Rye Harbour)|
We had a good day and saw a lot of birds including the scarce Smew. In fact this was my first sight of a Drake Smew in the wild. Overall though, it was disappointing to have returned home without a couple of really good pictures. Sometimes it just doesn't happen for you.