An early start saw us walking Minsmere in search of Swampy without joy as it had seemingly “done a bunk” been eaten or simply decided it likes the deeper section of reeds. Anyway we didn’t give much time to scanning the pool and instead decided to enjoy a mornings birding around the reserve.
We picked up a scruffy little Wheatear at the sluice and as usual the Swallows entertained us here.
We moved up the road and plotted up at Westwood Lodge hoping the Honey Buzzards would display but it was a little windy and the targets failed to show. We picked up Tree Pipit and Spotted Flycatcher here to make it a worthwhile stop but left without the Swamphen or Honey Buzzard.
Year list now 254