I also caught a few robins, wrens, a chaffinch and a tree sparrow. I watched a stunning juvenile marsh harrier flying over the Budge fields, right in front of the little hide - no photographers at that hour!
I spent some time on the patch today. A Saturday night out at the Cluny meant it wasn't an early start. I think all of the birds were asleep by the time I arrived.
|Little grebe - asleep|
|Mute swan - asleep|
|This common gull must have had no 'craic' as the black-headed gull was obviously bored|
There were a few 'wheeting' phylloscs in the bushes and a family of four juvvy blackcaps. I checked the fences and bushes at the north end for whinchats but none were found. I photographed some insects as there were no birds about.
|Lime-speck Pug on wield|
|Noon fly or Noonday fly on knapweed|