A trip with friends to Weymouth in Dorset, to visit Radipole Lake and Lodmoor RSPB reserves. The forecast was for warmth and sun but the sea mist didn’t clear all day and it was pretty cold, but good birds were seen including the expected Bearded Tit (though only the one male).
Marsh Harrier ( I will get a decent photo one day) and Cetti’s Warbler. But the stars of the day were a Lesser Yellowlegs which had been at Lodmoor for a while and a rather splendid Ruff, both were very obliging feeding at close range.
Also caught up with a nice male Ring Necked Duck at Radipole but this one stayed just a little out of view for any decent photos.