Sunday 21 April 2103
After watching a sleeping Garganey for the last few days I finally saw it awake. In fact also in flight !
It's not called the floating eyestripe for nothing.
this fine male was giving it's display call, a dry wooden rattle, so this site remains undisclosed. Here it is having a quiet reflection.
and a Lapwing
The rest of the day was spent working, not bird spotting, but in an excellent atmosphere and late afternoon found the shop a centre for some birding friends including Steve Rooke, Brian Bland, Simon Harrup, Gary Hibberd to name just a few...... all amidst the sunniest weekend of the year :)