Frozen ponds and lakes means that areas are accessible that you normally can’t visit. This morning I went to such a place. Some 15 Bearded Reedlings (Baarmannen) showed themselves excellent when approached from the ice. They weren’t shy at all, I guess feeding seems to be more important than safety for many birds at this moment. They made for some good shooting opportunities ! I am more than satisfied with the result. All shots are taken with the 500mm + 1,4x extender @ 700mm. It is that I had no place to safely store the converter – but I could easily have taken it of and still get frame filling birds ! Later on I found an extremely shy Woodcock, as you can tell from the picture …. A perfect day !