On Saturday morning I headed reasonably early to Elmley Marshes. The drive in was pretty quiet except for a few yellow wagtails until I reached an area with a field that had much shorter vegetation. Here were a number of hares, which wherereachable with my Pentax 300mm and 1.7x convertor combo. One decided to have a bit of a groom.
While photographing the hares I kept hearing a call from the longer vegetation about 4m from the road. Eventually small gamebird popped its head up. Its was Quail! A first for me!
Shame about the blade of grass but still a good sighting so close, for me anyway.
On the way out there was hobby sat in the middle of the road and I spotted a buzzard with another BOP, which turned out to be a harris hawk! There is a fairly well known escapee in the area so I guess it was that one!