I found it irresistible to photograph these foggy tree pictures
There was some early blossom too, very strongly fragrant in the still moist air
When we got to the Marsh Hide the view was more than somewhat restricted
Consequently birds were few, not helped by the herbert already in the hide when we got there, dropping things and clattering about generally, so after a while, having seen the fog lift enough to show no Garganey in view (but several Snipe and Redshank, I'm pleased to report) we set off for Harrison's Drove, with more arty crafty photos en route
This shadowy figure in the murk was Phil
Just a few Shelduck from the hide there, so we went down to David Feast's hide, where this stroppy jalopy Swan was doing his macho thing. According to Phil he was doing the same a few days ago - today he was giving a Greylag Goose a hard time, what a poser
Misty picture of a Little Grebe was rather nice
Heading back up the river bank I found these delightful milkmaids, the first of the spring, super delicate flowers
Then came a male Marsh Harrier overhead, wonderful views in the sun now the fog cleared, have a look at Phil's blog (Kearsneybirder) for even better pics of the birds today
To compensate for not finding Garganey; in the car park having a reviving coffee my eye was taken by this superb specimen Silver Birch, probably overlooked or ignored by every visitor to the place!
And finally, moth trapping most nights produces more typical species for the time of year - see previous blog - with the addition of this lovely Shoulder Stripe, complete with sticky-up bum. Not in the trap, but tucked away nearby, exactly as Waring and Townsend say they do!