The start of a new year can mean many things but for us it meant a trip to Ikea this morning to buy a few bits and bobs. We arrived early to beat the rush, which gave us time for a sneaky visit to Rainham Marshes on our way home. Sadly the weather gods evidently hadn't received our email about providing glorious sunshine so instead we had leaden skies and drizzly rain! This was hardly conducive to successful photography and even the tame robin was reluctant to come out from the bushes to greet us. Eventually we found there was some bird life to be photographed from one of the hides and I came away with one moderately successful shot. I can't help feeling my solitary lapwing would look even better photographed in good light but at least he posed for me. I guess one day I'll get to use my new long lens under sunny skies but I fear it may be a while yet!
All that remains is to wish all my Photoblog friends a very happy new year. I hope 2018 brings you many wonderful photo opportunities and look forward to sharing my tenth year of daily photoblogging with you all!