Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Depending on your point of view, Bretton Lakes Nature Reserve has recently been either revamped or vandalised. Today was my first visit since the not-so-grand re-opening and the first thing to hit me was the exponential rise in visitor numbers. I'm far from being an expert but I can't see how this can have a positive effect? I suppose only time will tell and we will be able to make more of a judgement when the next breeding season starts?
The sun was already sinking below the horizon when I arrived so, birdfeed at the ready, I made straight for the hide. All the usual suspects were around and were more than happy for me to sit close to their feeding stations to get some pics.
Photographically, the bad light meant high ISO settings and low shutter speeds hence there was plenty of noise and motion blur on the results.
After much post-processing here is the best of what I captured...
(Wren, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Blue Tit and Chaffinch)