Heading into the reserve up the main path, a male Ruddy Duck was on Thornham Pool along with Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Mute Swan and Coot. Reed Warbler's and Reed Bunting's sang along both sides of the path as the Island Hide approached. Before reaching the door, the first drops of rain started as darkness came overhead. The waders were all roosting in a elongated huddle, moving as one body when the rain came down. The brown mass was occasionally lit up like a beacon when I summer plumage Knot or Bar-tailed Godwit appeared.
The birds seen during our visit were as follows:
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black headed Gull
The wild flowers along the Fen walk were fantastic too and it was along this path that we saw the Bittern in flight and also the Cettis Warbler.