I don't send many shots in for magazine publication but I have sent this one in and some similar shots and some completely different of this bird. I will just have to see how they do. I would have liked another 1/3rd down on compensation, but there you go. I was very pleased with my second site...
One of a pair that have been in the same spot each time I've visited in the last week. Today they were crouched down low in between the tussocky grass of the salt marsh sheltering fom the gales and hailstones. In between the showers the sun came out briefly at just the right moment for a few photos.
Taken late evening just as the sun was setting. One of six that landed on the saltmarsh close to where I was parked up. They even shuffled closer to the car before settling down to rest. I think this one must have been on guard as the rest laid down.
The other day at martinmere I was really surprised to see about a dozen pink footed geese right outside the swan link hide. Usually they are way off in the fields. Took the opportunity to get some close head shots.