On a recent brief trip up north, Barrow and Liverpool I managed a few short forays out with the camera. The images in this post were taken at Askam pier, about a hundred yards from where my brother lives.
It’s a good spot for all sorts, Barn Owl (Phil’s description of seeing it at Askam) Egrets; waders, and small passerines. Last year I photographed a group of Twite on the pier. I only had an hour on this occasion but managed to spend it with a Ringed Plover. The beauty about the end of the pier (it’s really more than a pier in the conventional sense, more a brick and stone built protrusion into the estuary, which at its end is 50 or so meters wide) is that there are different levels due to erosion, which means it’s possible to get on the same plane with the birds. I’ve always liked photographing at a low level as you feel so much more involved with the subject, as if you are entering its own view of the habitat it lives within.