Arrived and we started to wander along. This robin was celebrating the Spring-like day with its wonderful song. Really lifted the spirits!
We then bumped into Rosemary who identified several Shovelers that were circling high above us! Thanks Rosemary.
A bit further along, this female Stonechat had the three of us entertained for about 1/2 an hour. She sat, perched, flew above our heads and took up her perch again. There were several gnats (or the like!) around and they seemed to be a meal opportunity.
A bumble bee buzzed by and we saw a flutter - it was gone in a flash and I didn't get a chance to see what it was but... it was a flutter!! Woo hoo.
And further around, a blue tit was flitting about near a nest box!
Saw about 4 Little Grebes in different places; this one was fishing and bobbing about!
A cuppa and a bite to eat - sitting outside in the sunshine with no jackets on!!!! and we headed off around the Wildside. A female Mallard walked along the wall
Not many birds about near enough for pictures but 7 Snipe were seen in one spot; the "management" of the Wetland Centre have now allowed the water levels to drop which means the waders have a better chance.
Finally time to brave the A3 traffic to home. A rewarding day out in good company.