After a trip to the Tech Support Dept in John Lewis (my gratitude for the great help I was given today) I headed off to Warnham LNR>
It was very quiet, with the exception of a lone Water Rail. I spotted this down below the hide, pointed it out and everyone got a picture.. except me - it fled across us in front of the hide just as I focused on it...it's the way the cookie crumbles.
Met Dave and as he hadn't visited Woods Mills we headed off. It was very quiet there as well..
But Dave spotted a Tree Creeper (in deepest shade) which was a good find.
The reserve is small..
Got lucky seeing a rabbit.. between us and the sun!
So from there, we went to explore birds at Widewater Lagoon.. which was also quiet.
About 7 Teal - having a preen
and an obliging Redshank which are often seen here.
There were two Redshank - this one we discovered having walked to the far end of the lagoon
On the way back, a swan out at sea.
Which then flew over us and landed back on the lagoon.
Tide was a long way out!
So it turned out to be a good day after all.. thanks for your company Dave and for doing the driving..
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