I did not expect to have any spare time today, but as usual plans change and by 1pm I was in the car park at Blacktoft. After a chat with Alex and Abi in reception I walked to Ousefleet hide where I ate my lunch.
I only got this shot after waiting for about 30 minutes. Several other birders came and only stayed a few minutes, so my sitting and waiting and staring paid off. Dragonflies were on the wing.
Marshland was my next stop where little grebes were busy feeding along with their two young.
Xerox and first hide did not hold many birds and Townend had a cormorant drying its wings.
A barn owl was flying along the long hedge but spent most of the time on the other side of the hedge. Then suddenly it appeared in front of the hide and caught me unawares.
It was now 8pm and time to go home as the light was beginning to fade over Marshland.