Returned to Brownsea Island this afternoon to find good light on the lagoon and Knot and Avocet closer than usual to the hides. My son Rowan eventually fell asleep in the pushchair, giving me almost an hour to take pictures without having to worry about what he was up to. The Avocet were their usual feisty selves, so there were some good opportunities for flight photography. A Redshank outside the Macdonald hide also performed well in flight, though most of the waders were in front of the Low Hide. Kingfisher eluded the camera again, though a few were seen darting around the lagoon.
The plan this week was to take some time off and travel if necessary to see and photograph rare birds - but leaving the car at home and getting the boat to Brownsea from home in Poole has proved just as enjoyable.
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