Today was very wet and windy on the reserve with the odd hail shower added for good measure, but the wildlife (birds especially) definitely made up for it.
Views from Sandgrounder's out across the marsh were difficult first thing but eight European white fronted geese were spotted in amongst the pink feet.
The usual Water rail made fleeting dashes out in the open seemingly undeterred by the Sparrow hawk sat right above its head.
Kestrel and Peregrine added to the raptors for the day and a Short eared owl created a spectacle as it flew right over the hide followed by a Magpie in hot pursuit.
Throughout the day there were great views of Hares, some quite close to the hide.
At the end of the day 16 Little egrets passed in front of the hide on their way to roost on Marine Lake with one Great white egret bringing up the rear.
Hi Alex, is the Water Rail still around at Sadgrounders? I'm heading over there on Saturday and would love to try and get some shots of it amongst other things!