The good thing about Brandon on a Saturday morning is,that even if there is nothing to point the camera at, there are always some fellow birders to chat to and pass the time with. I soon met up with Jeff Rankin and we found some Redwings,Redpolls and Siskins at the end of the main path to the car park.
We had a bit of trouble as we tried to walk down the path to the hides as our route was blocked by several members of the big lens club.They are always surly,have large packs on their backs and of course huge tripods attached to their lenses but we know that if you complement them about their lenses you can placate them.
Teamed up with Kath et al in the hides for most of the morning but all we saw were Goldeneye,Water Rail and the Barn Owl (at distance from the Carlton Hide) but no Bitterns.
Some so so pics attached.