Just been super busy, mostly work. Delevering plaster board, insulation materials to sites it's our busiest period. And getting shed loads of snow didn't help, yes got stuck in snow on one site and my Moffat (fork truck) sinking in mud on another site it's been stressful
The Barn Owl above was once such raid into Norfolk the ride over was a bad omen as fog was getting thicker I almost ran over a Tawny Owl that was sat in the middle of my lane on A419, I swerved round it and stopped put my hazards on and went to see what was wrong with it, typically as soon as I got out it flew off...cheers. As I arrived an hour before dawn sat and waited the fog cleared quite quickly thanks to the drizzle of rain so was surprised to even catch the Barn Owl hunting. High IS0 (10,000) but couldn't resist.
The day improved as did the birds I pulled into Brancaster my eyes almost immediately locked onto a Long Tailed Duck. Using the car as a hide it came in so close
A lot of the meadows and marshes I stop off at early a.m. were flooded so opted to head straight over to Salthouse.
I was pleased to see 3 weeks on the seal pup had matured and got fatter and moving around a fair bit.
I try (and fail) not going to Titchwell due to my addiction for Sanderling. I love the little wader. I bumped into fellow togger from Northamptonshire, Ricky, who told me about a Barn Owl. I promised to meet up with him after I had my Sanderling hit.
A few images later I joined him, I'm limiting myself to just three for now
So that's it from me in 2017.
I wish you all a very happy 2018