The title says it all, this year, 2020 has been hard to get access to many of the hides, but when a chance came up to visit a private hide and have it to myself for the day, I jumped at it.
For me it is only a 35 minute drive from my home in Northamptonshire across the border into Lincolnshire - Easy.
So, a two camera set up was employed, a 1DX MKII with a 300mm F4 lens + a 1.4 extender, the was used in the main for the majority of shots, and also video. A 7D MKII was used with a 70/200mm F4 on a remote trigger, pre focused on a likely looking perch.
My first visit of the day was within 15 minutes of getting set up, this hungry female put in an appearance, and caught a fish on her dive, could this be how the day was going to progress? - only time would tell.............
The action carried on quite steadily through the morning, with visits from both male and female birds, also, at one point, a rogue male put in an appearance, this was swiftly dealt with by the resident male.