Time for the Morton Bagot wet weather plan.
1. Dave decides not to bother with the place. He goes to Marsh Lane GP where there are hides aplenty.
2. I arrive in steady drizzle and spend as long as possible in the car photographing anything which comes in range. Such as:
|A female Blackbird carrying nesting material|
|A rather fine cock Pheasant|
In fact, the rain did stop for long enough for me to reach the flashes. However there was no arrival of migrants. Instead I had to make do with a pair of Little Grebes, 17 Teal, 14 Lapwings, two Redshanks and a Green Sandpiper. There were a few more Gulls around than of late, with four or five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a second summer Herring Gull, and three Black-headed Gulls over. Summer was represented by two singing Chifchaffs, but by then the rain had started again and I made a soggy departure.