Avocets were all over the place including chicks and one parent by a nest right next to the path and bang in front of a bench. I don't fancy it's chances to rear this egg.
Flybys included this Spotted Redshank straight into the sunShoveler with the sun behind me
Black-headed Gulls were stepping out in their fineryLapwings were just iridescent
Oystercatchers hammered the black and white theme
and in the reeds a Sedge WarblerRed-crested Pochards and an evening group of Mute Swans - all in all a very pleasant couple of hours :)
Stock Dove through the kitchen window while cooking the evening meal. Happy days