|Whinchat....always a good bird to see and photograph especially in the low early morning sunshine.|
Nothing much else about so decided on a visit to Church Norton and found the car park was already quite full at 9.30 so thought this augured well. As I was setting up the tripod I heard the familiar voice of Peter C. proclaiming doom and gloom...nothing about except a pigeon from the hide! Later met Andrew H ...same story.
Unfortunately they were right and the only bird of interest was a Greenshank feeding not too far away....
I decided to stay on for a bit longer but after a couple of hours strolled back through the churchyard having only seen one female Blackcap in the bushes. All was not lost however and a couple of Spotted Flycatchers were feeding from the dead pine at the far end of the path...and that was my highlight of a very quiet morning.
A flock of 10 Long Tailed Tits flitted through the hawthorns but as ever very difficult to capture a good image.
|Long tailed Tit|
...and that was that...a little disappointing but a very pleasant warm morning.
Oh...and here's a few Little Egret shots taken after I saw the Whinchat first thing.