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A new era dawns

A new era dawns. Today marked my first visit to Goldcliff Lagoons since the sad death of  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. She was a great and very respected monarch throughout the world.  Her passing marked the end of the modern Elizabethan era and the dawn of a new one. King Charles III has now ascended to the throne - "God save the King". The new era will be called the Carolean age under King Charles III. I thought his first speech was very touching and I believe he will be a great King like his mother. We also now have a new Prince of Wales with Prince William taking on his father's previous titles.  Every time I now take picture of the second Severn crossing - namely the Prince of Wales bridge there will be a different face that now pops up in my head. The Prince of Wales Bridge I've had a very stressful and busy week myself and I was in real need of some bird therapy today for a few hours to take my mind off things. A visit to Goldcliff Lagoons alway

Oh Deer me - no Kingfishers this evening

This evening was a classic example of what Wildlife photography can be like. Its a test of patience and endurance at times. I did not have a single visit from the Kingfishers , only the odd passing call. My knees were aching from being immobile for hours.

However whilst quietly waiting I heard a splash and thought it was an otter . I looked through a side hole on my hide and was surprised to see a Deer crossing the river. I desperately tried to dismount my camera off the tripod to move it to the side but by that time, the Deer had crossed and walked up onto the bank. Its the best photo I could get.

I have no idea what type of Deer it is.

I finished the evening with a walk and found a small flock of Spotted Flycatchers that had been joined by a few Long Tailed Tits which were doing a really good job of imitating them catching flies from Willow perches.


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