By way of a change for today, instead of walking my patch, I took up a friends offer of a visit to Stodmarsh, a change is as good as a rest as they say :-)
We walked a full circuit of the reserve, recording mostly common species, but of those, things like Reed Warbler, Sedge warbler, Cettis Warbler, Garden warbler, Reed Bunting, Bearded Tit, Marsh harrier and Common Tern are very rarely seen on my patch - if ever, so it was a treat for me to see them.
A spectacular sight was seeing at least 20 Hobbies feeding over the area, but birds of the day were the 5 - 6 Black terns that were seen over the lake, just beating into second place the Gargany that was seen from the viewing Ramp.
Thanks to my friend Grant for taking me along with him :-)
Not many photo's were taken, the light was harsh and most birds were distant, but a few record shots of the Hobbies were obtained, plus one of the Black Terns - just about!.
Hobby catching prey