Monday, 6 June 2011

A visit from a moorhen

The Micklethwaite moorhens' second brood hatched out on Saturday.  Today I set my tripod up opposite the nest, leaving a tub with softened duck food beside it when I went back to the car to get something.  Coming back I found the male had come up onto the bank and was checking out the equipment.  More to the point, he was checking out the bucket with food.  I held back to see what he would do and sure enough he had a peck at the plastic.  I didn't have the heart to keep him waiting any longer.  It was only when I got home I realised the settings on my camera were all off, I didn't check them before snapping away but I'm managed to recover a couple.

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