The weather turned awful, rain, windy and cold and totally different (again!) to the forecast.
I watched the patch male Marsh Harrier being seen off by the Avocets (the pic below is only a record shot, it was raining and very cloudy at the time) It was also nice to see the Bee Orchids out, just love these :)
I did manage to find a family of adorable Whitethroats and spent a bit of time watching the busy parents feed their three babies :)
As the rain got heavier, I made for one of the hides to shelter from it. To my dismay my specs went kaput and I hadnt brought my contact lenses with me so I was blind as a bat as well as wet cold and miserable!
I spoke to Rich briefly via my mobile and then made my way back to the visitor centre to grab a coffee. After a few mins Rich arrived with my contact lenses, I had no idea he would come, especially having to walk over a mile in the rain to bring them for me - what a sweetheart :)
Whilst we dried off and had a coffee we watched a male Great Spotted Woodpecker on the feeders - he was then joined by a juvenile - nice to see they have bred :)
The inclement weather showed no sign of wavering so we braved the walk back home, a little less wet as Shutty from Far Ings kindly lent me a brolly! On the way back we watched a Little Ringed Plover that Rich had spotted on his way up there, and we were thrilled to see it had 3 healthy little chicks :)
|Avocet v Marsh Harrier|