We visited Decoy Marsh first where we saw, and heard, the explosive call of Cetti's Warbler in the bushes near the hide, then on over the railway to Childers Wood. It was the first time I had visited this part of the reserve, it was quite beautiful, the early morning sun light filtering through the silver birches and very quiet apart from birdsong.
Our walk took us through quite a large part of the reserve and we finished up at Cottage Drain Hide where I saw the the family of Greylag Geese, the subject of one of my new paintings.
The two paintings which resulted from that morning are now on display and hanging on the wall in the cafe at Low Ellers.
I have a wonderful subject for a third painting from that Dawn Chorus Walk, a pair of Kingfishers made an appearance on the Mother Drain under the bridge and I am presently deciding exactly how to compose it, what view to take - one of the most interesting and important things about painting for me.
Now that Bittern, wouldn't that make a great painting ?
My paintings of Potteric are on display and for sale in Low Ellers Cafe in the Field Centre and are listed here:-
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