All the pictures except one are form the Northern Cut Off (Red Lion Hide). Due to the lower water levels this year it is becoming difficult to get any subjects large enough in the frame from the main hide. A walk down the side of the reservoir and things were still to distant. So I thought I would give the Northern cut off a try. Ok nothing spectacular but certainly more livlier than normal. Possibly providing some shelter here from the wind, unless you were in the hide! Todays Images:
Thanks for some late information from Simon Taylor the warden at Stithians "The bird on the left is a Wood Sandpiper (Note the prominent white eye stripe)
Middle one is the Greenshank (note size difference and upturned bill)
Two of the other 3 are Green Sandpipers
The remaining one may be the second Wood Sand
The wader on it's own in the next picture down is a Green Sand" so picture ID's ammended.
The main hide, shutters closed not a good sign??
Wood Sandpiper left, Greenshank centre and two Green Sandpipers
Closer shot of the Green Sandpiper
The Little Grebe feeding the youngster
The Little Egret and Heron shelter from the wind.
Game over for this fish?
Yes, no escape!!