Yesterday I said "Next first of the year I hope to be a grasshopper warbler. "
I was wrong - today we headed off down to Washington wetlands for a day out with my son and wife. The weather was funny with bright sun at times and very overcast other times. The wetlands were as usual quiet but we enjoy it that way. After a brief look in the new hide at Hawthorn woods we headed off down to wader lake to see if we could spot the latest arrival and there it was feeding on the far bank.
Having watched it for a few minutes something came over the lake lifting nearly every bird on the water including the avocet which shot off in completely the wrong direction for photographs!
Other highlights from today were the moorhens which are very aggresive just now, kept me entertained for ages.
and this cute little duck (i've no idea what kind it is.).
the only other interesting bird I had today was another waxwing in my garden which I managed to grab a pic of too