Doh! OK then. For the doubters, here is one through the reeds where you can see a yellow leg! Happy now?
Today I went to Rainham Marshes just for a day out with a Frenchman, Antoine, who is over here to work and improve his English. We were first into the reserve and the birds were very active. There were, in particular, many Cetti's warblers. These are notorious for being easier to hear than to see. They have a big song for such a small bird. I've seen one only once before and never photographed one. This morning, one popped out in front of us and I managed to get a half decent shot of it. As it's the very first time I've managed to photograph one, you could call that a sort of "lifer" - couldn't you??
|Cetti's Warbler. A small bird with a huge song!|
There were also some juvenile Bearded tits:
|Bearded tit. This is a juvenile female.|
and a nesting Kingfisher. This is the female - taken through thick netting and thick glass so not that clear.
|Kingfisher. You didn't know they eat spiders? |
This is the female. There is some red on the lower mandible of the bill.