Kingfishers taken weekend off but plenty to see.

Well I have invested some serious time in the hide this weekend.
Up before daybreak and enjoyed walking to my spot guided by the silvery colored water of the river to set up the hide in darkness, whilst listening to Tawny Owls calling to each other in the wood.

I am sure there is an Otter close by the hide , regularly splashing about but so far it has not made an appearance. Bats continue to be around as there continues to be quite a lot of insects in the sky's.

No Kingfishers again. I have also walked several miles around my patch and not even heard them. Water level was down today and I did get a Little Egret close to the hide.

Had a scout around and enjoyed watching Egrets from a distance and had a laugh at the Airbus sized Mute Swans flying around. They really do put a lot of effort in to just stay airborne - noisy as well, honking nearly every beat of their wings.

I think I saw some Redwings today. Not 100% confident. There are a lot of Mistle Thrushes around and they tend to perch up the tops of trees and are incredibly skittish.

Finished the morning bird watch following a Dipper that was foraging along the shady banks. Nothing particularly good picture wise but enjoyable all the same.






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