Sunday, November 30, 2008

North West Bird Watching Festival

I took time out from painting today to visit the North West Bird Watching Festival at Martin Mere.
The Reserve opened early this weekend and I was there by just after 9.00am. The weather was freezing, around -2 degrees, but lovely and sunny. I took lots of photographs of the frost edging everything in white. I also took lots of swans, geese and ducks with stunning reflections. My favourite photograph for today however is this little Goldcrest. I had to wait quite a long time to get this shot by which time my hands were so cold I had difficulty operating the camera.

After taking the photograph I had to go inside for reviving coffee and a browse around all the goodies on sale.
I took out a subscription to Birds Illustrated which I've been meaning to do for quite a long time. It is a subscription only magazine and has articles of bird art/artists in every issue. I got 4 free copies with my subscription, so I'm going to go and get another coffee and settle down for a long read.


Teresa said...

What a wonderful photo! That was worth freezing for!

Karen said...

How brilliant to even see a goldcrest but to get a good photo too......very exciting!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

That's a lovely photograph Gayle. I'm looking forward to seeing you develop your birds.