My first visit was showery to say the least the second was overcast and breezy but a great time was had.
I don't mind nature reserves and are a great fall back option but I really can't stand hides at the moment. I think it has a lot to do with being couped up behind the wheel of a truck all week, I need my weekends to stretch the legs and burn off the calories of all those bacon butties :-)
Despite the lousy conditions I took the opportunity to really test out the ISO on the 1dmk4,cranked it to 6400 and wasn't expecting much but couldn't miss out on the Curlew flying about
I walked around what's left of Salthouse a few times as it's good for catching up with passerine.
I was hoping for a Water Pipit or Rock Pipit but got mostly Skylark and Meadow Pipit which I enjoy.
A solitary Grey Plover
Big flocks of waders and big skylines and sometimes dramatic skies, I got lucky with a setting sun, the only appearance the whole two weekends.
Oystercatchers and Godwits were the biggest flocks at the moment, Oystercatchers
Again the male eluded me and settled for the female