Half a dozen or so 'spectators' were gathered at Elney Lake viewpoint last night, in the hope of seeing a starling murmuration. The murmuration 'sort of happened' with perhaps 300-400 starlings eventually settling down in the Holywell Lake reedbed (but not before a sparrowhawk had successfully caught one). Whilst waiting, this young (well it looks young to me!) fox appeared at the waterline, right by the viewpoint and gave us 5 minutes of so of sighting from a distance of only 7 metres or so. It didn't seem to be too spooked by our presence..