Well the place that doesn't deliver any species of note according to some local bird photographers has pulled a cracker this evening.
I finished work quite early and had two options 1) Go home chuck some dishes around in a sink or 2) Go for a walk round the reedbed with grey skies.....easy option really.
As I walked along the footpath towards the reedbed I was seeing plenty of distant birds the best just a Buzzard and Mistle Thrush, I was really annoyed by the grey skies but with the wind I could see some blue up there sadly not in time for this wee beauty....all my cuckoo flight shots seem to coincide with grey skies, I'm due a break aren't I?
So I headed to where the above bird was as it's a good spot for both Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers and the cuckoo was still on the boardwalk but flew away I had not only failed to see it but in fairness I thought it had cleared off I did see the same bird twice more but no signs of a female sadly.
The Reed Warblers are finally showing at the tops of the reed stems, as I waited on the boardwalk for them to show a Water Rail was heard but not seen.
Got this Sedge Warbler too whilst waiting for the Reed Warblers....a bit distant though.