After the beautiful sunshine yesterday morning, today was more typical. Mist, a faint drizzle, and an overwhelming gloom was the order of the day. All of which means that I photographed very little, though there are a couple of images from early this morning that, despite the poor quality, have sufficient interest (to me at least) to be be included here.

The first is a little egret. Nothing too unusual about that, but I liked the juxtaposition with the mini forest of road traffic signs behind.

Little egret and traffic signs

The other bird from this morning was one of several I saw of this species. It’s a curlew. There were four or five that flew overhead, in the few minutes I was watching. The photo is poor, but the best I could manage in the conditions.


The conditions were a little easier this evening when Pretty put in a welcome appearance. It’s a few days since I’ve seen her, but it she is still limping on her hind leg. It doesn’t look serious and I’m sure she’ll be back to her usual self in a few days.


Camera note: egret and curlew photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Fox photo taken with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

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