18 months ago, during a family holiday to Scotland I managed to capture a nice portrait of a Dunlin (which incidentally came 2nd in the Junior Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2011).
Back to Hampshire and one species high on my wishlist was a Spotted Redshank, a fairly scarce wader but perhaps one of the 'easiest' species to find in Hampshire, with one particular individual returning to one location in the South East of the county for the past 7 years. What is most remarkable about this individual however is its amazing confidence when around people. It resides in a stream which is a haven for dog walkers, yet the bird continues to feed just feet away from them without the slightest concern. When I was down there, the bird did little, however came amazingly close so I was able to get some nice portraits of this stunner.
By now you are probably getting a little fed up so I will try and move this post along a bit. I haven't covered a single species in as much details as these two (you'll be pleased to know!) so now for just some odd shots including Ringed Plover, Sanderling and Turnstone (all taken at one beach in Hampshire!).
You are probably now losing the will to live with all these static subjects so time for an image with a little more going on!
Thanks as always for reading!