As I mentioned I was planning ongoing to Wicken Fen on Saturday and didn't so today I headed off.
I had noticed last night that a Squacco Heron at Wicken so I expected a few more birders about than normal.
As it was early I headed out to Adventurers Fen the sun was shining brightly at this stage so it boded well. There were Turtledoves calling but could I see them? No! there was one at Hatfield Saturday and he was not playing ball either.
ooh first Hawker of the year!
A Hairy Dragonfly.
From the first hide there were Redshanks and Lapwings and from the second I added this chap and a Cuckoo.
Well on to where the Squacco was. And there it was to far for photos. Loads of Litte Egrets and a pair of Terns on a nest.
I headed off with Cetti's and Blackcaps teasing me from bushes. I did see Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat. There was a Marsh Harrier in the distance and then this chap.
As I strolled on I suddenly saw this "dove" perched up. Ooh a Turtledove! a few record shots.
The sun had stopped shining and so my chances of further dragons was limited so I headed off. A rather pleasant 3-4 hours.