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Saturday, 2 February 2013

London Wetland Centre... was quiet

The plan was to go to LWC to see the Bittern and the Smew..  dipped on both.  Had a wander - not much about in terms of picture taking.. quite quiet in fact.

Watched the otters being quite active which was nice.

Was going onto Bushy Park afterwards but as I drove nearer the traffic, both going to and coming from, was quite heavy and black clouds were gathering.  So I cut my losses and headed for home.  Bit disappointing really...







Shovelers were on the water as you walked over the bridge to the visitor's centre!

















and this Owl didn't move a muscle!

8 comments:

Wilma said...

You might have been disappointed, but your photos are not disappointing! The shovelers are wonderful; especially the one of the male looking over his shoulder at you. Also good ones of the otters - one of them shows the webbing of a hind foot quite clearly. Good stuff, Tricia!

Tricia said...

Thanks Wilma... The light was good when I took the Shoveler shots.. but it varied considerably after that!!

the otters were almost too close for my lens on some occasions :D

Wendy said...

Really love the 'owl' shot lol. Some great Shoveller photos too. Sorry you didnt get to see 'Burt' or the Smew, I also dipped on 'Burt' and only got brief glimpse of Smew, when I was last there. I know you dont like snow but I'm really hoping for a thick layer and some low temperatures to bring out the Water Rails and 'Burts'.

oldcrow61 said...

The grass is so green...sigh! I'm envious! Great shots. Love the otters.

Ragged Robin said...

A shame about the Bittern and Smew Tricia but some lovely photos :) Wonderful otter pics :)

Tricia said...

oc - The grass is very green - think it might be the amount of rain we've had... very water logged everywhere!

RR - Thanks. .. the otters were really performing for shots :)

holdingmoments said...

I was thinking those Shovelers are great, but then I saw the Otters. Wow!

Roy Norris said...

Amazing images Tricia especially the Otters.

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