I met up with Trish today for a walk around Thursley Common for a look for Dragonflies. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and not conducive to Dragons. We did see quite a few juvenile Willow Warblers, Tree Pipits, Woodlarks and Stonechat. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers seemed to play with us! We eventually saw a Green Woodpecker there (and I saw a Great Spotted later).
A keeled Skimmer I think. I've never seen one before!
For Hugh this was taken with a Nikon 70-300 VR
And the next two a Sigma 150 Macro
So we headed to Petworth House for lunch and a walk around the lake.
Great Crested Grebe
We headed on to Warnham Mill Ponds near Horsham. It is a lovely local reserve, ok you don't see lots of rarities but we need see Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern with 3 chicks, Treecreeper and a Kingfisher.
Sorry these aren't very good the feeder was in the shadows so I had to really bump up the ISO.
A nice day in good company.
The service here gets better ! Yesterday no cup and spoon. Today no cup, spoon, milk or tea!!
I've been waiting two hours for it to appear. So I wandered down and they had no cartons of milk!!
STOP PRESS. The Milk has arrived.