No jacket required today. What a relief to not have to be waterproofed up to the max. Even on the sea wall where the normal blast of cold wind normally makes you stop and add a few layers the sun was warm. The fine weather meant for fine views up towards the fells - something we haven't really seen for a while!
Anyway I said sightings so here they are! The highlights for me today apart from the beautiful great crested grebes getting geared up with their dancing (see the brilliant picture from Chris in the last blog!) was the 5 scaup I could see from the hide. There are different numbers everyday but they seem to be fairly regular visitors to our lagoon. The Slavonian grebe was also a good find and it's been hanging about for a few months now. I was happy to be able to show Christine Redgate one of our resident photographers where it was via some hand signals and a telephone call across the lagoon. Plenty of waders with redshank, turnstone, lapwing and oystercatchers on the lagoon as well. Usual pick of the wildfowl were looking lovely in the sunlight.
Another welcomed sight was one of our dedicated volunteers John working away clearing the willow regrowth from some of our rides. A thankless task but he was really making in roads. Thanks John!
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