Whitlingham CP, Norwich, 22 January 2013

What a nightmare my morning at Whitlingham turned out to be! Got my van stuck in the snow not once but about 10 times! No traction on the sheet ice whatsoever and but for help from several people and having to reverse about a mile along the lane (flanked by frozen dicthes on both sides) I'd probably still be there!
I don't think I've ever had to work so hard for one half decent shot of a bird but that's what the Slavonian Grebe took today! I'd fully intended to have a good look for Bittern too but in the end I was glad to get out of there with my van still intact. The only other notable species was a small group of Siskin in saplings by the main broad while I was photographing the grebe.


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