I am a third-year student studying Mathematics at the University of Surrey and have always had an interest in wildlife photography. A few years ago I raised £500 for the RSPB by selling greetings cards with my photos on and won the Thomson Habitats Photography Competition.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
We had a great day on the reserve and saw considerably more birds than we were expecting to see because of the strong wind. I saw my first Bittern of the year after waiting in the Bittern Hide for about 45 minutes. It flew up from the reeds in front of the hide and flew away from us then landed in the reeds but was hidden within a minute. Nevertheless, an amazing view. We saw a Goosander flying close to the shore at sea - a lifer for me! Other highlights included three Green Woodpeckers, three Goldcrest, a Marsh Tit, Brent Geese, lots of Marsh Harriers, a Pintail, Cetti's Warblers and Turnstones.