I thought I'd try Cromwell again today hoping for some
better views but again it proved a disaster 27 species seen
today and plenty more heard but it was a nightmare trying
to get a photograph, Oh well I'll just have to keep trying.
I bumped into a nice fella and birder Dave F who was on
a search for the Sedge Warbler which appeared fleetingly
but was making plenty of noise as also was the Water Rail
but it was unwilling to show itself, Coot, Grey Heron, Jay,
Canada's and Reed Bunting were more obliging though at
a distance in the lagoon area.
Plenty of Goosanders on the river along with their ducklings
I counted 15 but could of been more, the Kingfisher was
darting up and down and a Buzzard flew out of Tag Loop did
a quick circle and then vanished, viewing area was quiet apart
from the regulars popping in now and again.
I then walked up to the weir hoping for Wagtails and Dipper
but drew a blank and was hoping to see Whitethroat and Blackcap
in the hedges but again drew a blank, so off to the cabin I went
for a well earned coffee where I bumped into Dave L and had a
nice chat it was nice to see him and also a lady called Val who
was setting up her photography equipment and a Jay came down
to the feeders in timely fashion, on the way back to my car I met
a nice family of photographers who'd also had trouble pinning
anything down, and I couldn't locate the Terns from the canal path
but they were still on the lake as DF had seen them earlier.
I did spot a Peregrine yesterday on the way back from the football
it was flying around the steeple of the Piece Hall church spooking
all the pigeons.