Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Martin Mere.......................................................... Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

I hope to visit Martin Mere during the next couple of weeks... it's a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year but at the moment it's all about the geese and swans.

The Whooper Swans have traveled all the way from Iceland to spend the winter here... 

...and Pink-footed Geese in their thousands descend on Martin Mere... a spectacular sight.

There are plenty of other birds to see at the reserve... like this Pochard.

Eider

Red-crested Pochard after diving...

...and looking very handsome having dried himself out.

I captured my first shots of a Heron feeding at Martin Mere... a few years ago now.

I have seen some wonderful sunsets during my visits at this time of year... it's raining at the moment so fingers crossed for good weather if I get the chance to visit this year.


This is the video clip I took last November... I did share it then... so like me you may be be wondering.
Where has the time gone?

Update on my knee... I went back to work on Monday only to get a bad reaction... more rest I am told.
I would be tearing my hair out... if I had any.




23 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello .. What a fantastic site .. Lots of birds! .. Sunset is gorgeous .. Best regards

Bob Bushell (Male, I think) said...

I've been going to see the sights of Martin Mere, it looks so good. Well photographed Andrew.

TexWisGirl said...

so sorry you've been 'couched' again! was really hoping you were getting back to normal.

these ducks and swans are beautiful. i hope you can get out there again.

Dina J said...

You've got some beautiful shots there. Some of those ducks I've never seen in pictures. Love the pochard.

Sandra said...

the ducks are amazing shots, but the geese in flight are beyond amazing whatever that might be... wow

Pat said...

These are really wonderful shots of the swans and ducks. So sorry you've reinjured you knee. Take care.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Phantastic Photos! The first one is a real stunner!

Rose said...

Wonderful photos! That red crested Pochard is a handsome fellow for sure.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Incredibly beautiful captures, Andrew. Hope your knee mends soon.

Neil said...

Beautiful photos love the ducks.

Magia da Inês said...

Amigo, você se superou nessa série de fotos, está belíssima!!!
Amei o vídeo também.
Tenha um lindo dia!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots Andrew.
Shame about the knee though.

Sylvia K said...

So sorry you're still having problems with the knee -- I have a similar problem, so I can relate! Marvelous captures for the day, beautiful birds, and what a gorgeous sunset!! The very best way to end any day! Hope your knee gets better soon, Andrew! Have a good weekend!

Meoww said...

My gosh! All amazing shots. I esp love the dried up ducky!

Karen said...

Beautiful captures, I like them all, but those swans are awesome!

Dimple said...

Hope your knee is healed soon, so you can update your archive!

Luna Miranda said...

fabulous bird shots...the eider is particularly cute!:p the sunset is absolutely beautiful--great composition.

Laura said...

beautiful captures Andrew!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Bear With Me...Late visiting your lovely blog♫ Enjoyed your bird shots....here's to your knee's fast recovery♪

Nancy Claeys said...

Amazing captures Andrew -- love those swans in flight.

Julie G. said...

This looks like a beautiful area to view nature. Absolutely stunning photographs, Andrew!

JM said...

What a set of beautiful duck shots! The flying swans are just gorgeous! Great post, Andrew.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Playing catch up....beautiful captures! Enchanting birds! Gorgeous skyscape! Hope resting that knee gets you up and about soon♫♪ My Top Shot: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/magic-hwy.html