There are a few buttercups showing, in a few weeks it'll be a sea of yellow!
I was wandering along when a Little Owl flew in front of me!! First one I've seen there for a number of years.
Lots of Warblers about including Chiffchaff, Blackcap (loads of these but no Garden Warblers!!), Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler. There was also a Reed Bunting in the reeds with the Sedge Warbler.
If you look closely you'll see.....
There is a nest by the shell house this one is directly opposite! There may well be a third pair as wel!
I was also pleased to see 2 Common Terns both on the tern raft at one point!
Nice to see a Greylag family.
I could have gone to Audley End but decided that the afternoon forecast wasn't good so I went to Rye Meads the weather had turned by this point. The car park was packed as were the hides so I just went for a stroll. Again lots of Warblers including finally a Garden Warbler.
It's a lousy picture but....