I'd arranged to meet Hugh at the London Wetland Centre, so was pleased it wasn't bucketing down for a change.
Before I left, and just after the sun arose, the early morning birds were around in the garden as usual and, in addition to about 15 goldfinches, the usual mob of Ring-necked Parakeets were around. As the light wasn't too bad I managed a picture or two of some of them.
before having a look to see what else was around!
The Bittern was in its usual spot, but unseen by us. When asking when it had last been seen, the reply was "about one and a half hours". We headed for the cafe....
A pleasant morning in the sun... A rarity in itself.