A Quiet Day

After the excitement of yesterday’s osprey photos today has been very quiet. Jacki, our Saturday volunteer was out and about on the reserve and took these photos. On a grey day like today when the sun did make a brief appearance it really captured the bright lime spring green of the newly leafed trees. 

Spring Greens

These leaves shone out on Mockbeggar Lake along the seasonal path.

 On the approach to the Goosander hide the ground ivy is creating a stunning carpet of purple. 

 

 The sand martin bank remains relatively quiet. The few sand martins that were attempting to excavate today were being pestered by a hungry hobby. They were also joined up a pair of inquisitive blue tits who were having a good look in one of the holes. There was another bird fishing in front of the hide today, not an osprey this time… 

But a cormorant!

From the Tern Hide there were good views of water pipit, redshank and the lapwings.

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