Who turned the sun off?
I went out to top the sultana's out and found that some Blue Tits had fledged. Fingers crossed for them.
I went over Hatfield Forest first. All very lush with lots of Buttercups!
The usual Forest suspects were about, Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, various Tits and Finches including Bullfinch, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. There was a cuckoo somewhere about.
Early on there was a big commotion with the birds unhappy about something and I just spied a Little owl fly off.
There was a lone Common Tern over the lake, by the shell house these two were obliging.
Plenty of these.
On the lake there were Tufties, Gadwall and Swans but I couldn't find a Great Crested Grebe.
As I walked through the woods I came across this chap.
An enjoyable stroll.
So to Rye Meads. And to be told that they had Kingfisher pair. WOO HOO!!!
From Draper there was a pair of Little Grebes with young.
The water level is very high so plenty of ducks. Including a dapper little Ruddy, lots of Pochards (including one brood). Highlight a fly through Peregrine.
On the trails there were Chiffchaff, Common whitethroat and Blackcap. Lots of Tits and Finches. There were Sedge and Reed Warbler's in the Reed beds.
Lots of Coots and the Terns are returning.
And so to the Kingfisher hide. Not that good but....
Lovely to watch, also saw a Kestrel. very enjoyable stuff.