I visited, what I hope is to be, my new home very shortly before I headed off today and the guy who's selling it to me was extremely helpful and friendly and is hoping, like me, we can get this all finalised in the next 2 weeks......woo hoo
So from there I headed north on the M23 and M25. I was going to go straight to Rye Meads but as I drove the clouds parted and the sun shone. OK then - change of plan - I headed off for Hatfield Forest. Needless to say by the time I got there, the sun has gone shy on me and the rain clouds gathered.
It was lunchtime by the time I arrived so a wee snack-et of a Bacon Buttie was consumed to give me the energy to stay upright in the mud.
Very few birds about - think they had their talons glued to the branches to stay still in the very strong wind! Out on the lake, only two Great Crested Grebes this time; both now in their full breeding plumage but the nest had gone.
A very brief appearance of the sun before I headed off for Rye Meads - so hardly any pictures today!
The water levels at Rye Meads had been raised so virtually nothing from the Draper Hide. However the Tern Hide gave up a Grey Wagtail and that was the excitement for the visit.
Ah well.... tomorrow there is some musical entertainment to look forward to....
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