This Little Egret was taking advantage of the fish stranded by the recent flooding of the River Wharfe near Wetherby. A few years back these birds would have attracted a small crowd of ‘twitchers’, but they seem to be quite well established in the UK now.
This is one ‘No Fishing’ sign I’ve never seen disobeyed. Nowadays, fishing poles can be 16 metres long and bearing in mind these poles are made of carbon fibre an angler would certainly be dicing with death.
Looks as if the mole’s town planners are as good ours at the moment … see a bit of green and build a house on it. AND, in this case, they also seem to be ignoring the basic good sense of avoiding flood plains as this field regularly floods every year.
Making the best of a poor image technically, I couldn’t make my mind up whether I prefered colour or black and white so I made both. IS0 1600 is well over the top of my usual threshold for taking photos with my Canon 80D – but better that than no image! There is an argument for not bothering….. but it’s all part of the learning process – and I liked the sort of regal nature of these Goosanders.