Photos from Leighton Moss: More water birds

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A grey heron hunting in one of the wader scrapes. I don't usually consider non-standard crops - but I thought this one might make a bookmark.

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I love my 300mm f/4 lens, but it works best when the subject is reasonably close. Fortunately while I was photographing the black-headed gulls, a couple of interesting targets swam past the hide.

A great crested grebe surfaced in just the right place.

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It gave up fishing and dried out a bit before swimming back again.

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There were plenty of ducks around (I saw 12 species in all) but the only ones which came close were a pair of pochard. The female was diving close to the hide and she obviously found something good in the mud.

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Two or three more dives washed her face clean again. The male stayed mostly in deeper water, but he gave me a few chances too.

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Alan
 
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