I hoped to capture the force of Hurricane Bertha yesterday, but after a somewhat disappointing trip to Filey Brigg (it was literally a damp squib!) i thought the day was written off.
However mid afternoon some sunlight began to appear, Tophill is only 15mins down the road so given that it had been raining all day I thought that the kingfishers might use this lull as an opportunity to feed.
When I got there there was no wind, but crucially no kingfishers! after a while one appeared, then another.For the next hour they put on a stunning show-I was the only one in the hide and they were diving regularly and at times coming on to the closest perch , quite often in good light.
Still lots of room for improvement on flight shots but the light and colors made for some nice photographic opportunities yesterday.
At about 6pm the wind and rain picked up and it was time to hurry back to the car.