Who am I?
- Dylan Wrathall
- An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to the see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!
Thursday, 14 January 2016
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Another short session at Ramsgate Harbour in the company of the immature Great Northern Diver provided me with much better photo opportunities, although the light remained grey and flat. The bird was frequenting the area directly behind the Maritime Museum and seemed very much at ease with my presence. I watched it catch a couple of crabs - all very pleasant as I clicked away merrily. The Steve Ashton's of this world would be able to capture some fantastic detail, although I'm not unhappy with my own results. The list crept up to 70 with the addition of Dark-bellied Brent Goose - a skein of 40 - ish flying past Ramsgate Main Beach en route to their roost in Pegwell Bay to the west. There was a biting W-SW wind, gusting over 40 mph at times - man that felt cold. Just goes to show how mild we've had it, the car display registered 5C and didn't I know it - the first time I've got really cold all winter.