Well the car has been serviced and MOTed.
As ever I chose to wait so I made excellent progress on my book (Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay - good but not one of his best) and listened to some music on the MP3.
I then headed to Rye Meads. Ah it was lovely the sun shone, the birds they sang and they were mostly co-operative. Some chap said he saw two Turtle Doves which I didn't - hey ho.
This family of Canada Geese were a pleasant surprise before the first hide.
There were three Little Ringed Plover's at Draper and one was getting chased off. Highlight was the Hobby which pleased some one who I pointed it out to as it was a lifer for them. The Hobby was giving a great show chasing dragonflies.
The usual noisey cettis! And this chap infront of Gadwall hide
A pair of Kingfisher's was checking out the Sand Martin bank - two pairs of Kingfishers this year!!
So I made it to Kingfisher hide and....
4 Kingfishers in one day - very nice!!
Small Tortoisehell Butterfly
Yes RUBBISH pic but a Juvenile Robin!
This all looks idyllic but out of sight Dad was attacking the canada's :D
I then went round the old boys. He was out back in his deck chair listening to the radio. I made a cuppa and as we enjoyed the late afternoon sun a Sparrowhawk went through.