A few weeks ago a friend and I had a day out in Lancashire hoping to photograph waders. When we arrived it was obvious that due to the high tides, the water levels were very deep on the lagoons and the birds were feeding distantly on the flooded fields. A change of plan and a walk around the reserve didn't really produce a great deal, other than a family of Otters that briefly came within photographic range. We decided to have some lunch and then spend the rest of the day in a hide waiting for the rutting Red Deer to hopefully show. Although we could hear the stags bellowing throughout the afternoon, it was quite a long wait before a couple showed towards the end of the day, but worth the wait.