However as it was windy in Knowle it was likely blowing a gale at Draycote so I chickened out and went to Brandon Marsh where at least I would bump into some friends.
As expected it was another quiet day at Brandon with very little showing both from the hides and from a walk round the reserve so as usual I ended up in the Carlton hide where a few friends had also ended up.It was very quiet which was a shame as it was very bright ideal for getting some decent shots.
A Kingfisher showed up a few times which prevented complete boredom setting in but how many shots of KF's do you need.Shouldn't moan at all really as most reserves never see KF's at all.
A Sparrowhawk flew in and threatened to land on one of the perching poles but changed it's mind at the last second and flew through.A Water Rail did show well for a few seconds in front of the hide but when it flew across to the right hand reed bed it caught me out and I missed out on a decent flight shot. I was pleased to get some Water Rail shots because somehow I'd managed to delete all my shots of them on my computer.