Birding in the Rain …………

I cut short my walk around the lake at Highfields (University Park) yesterday (07/01) because it began to rain heavily. I sheltered under a tree by the ‘Stepping Stones’ and let the wildlife come to me. Having taken several shots of a Little Egret in a tree opposite, a male Goosander and a Heron I focused in on a smaller bird that alighted on one of the stones which turned out to be a Kingfisher!

Note the extraordinary yellow feet of the Little Egret and the raindrops ‘bouncing’ on the water around the Goosander. The Kingfisher dived into the water several times but I couldn’t be sure it caught anything. These were all taken from my sheltered position over about 15 min. Not a bad haul for a rainy day!

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