This seemed to be a good plan but it wasn't as it turned out.Not because I didn't see anything which I did but because if I'd done my usual thing at Brandon Marsh and make a bee line for the East Marsh hide I would have seen the Osprey that flew around for a while at 9.30AM.Bugger Bugger !!
I had a pleasant walk the way I went and it was nice to see Warblers feeding their young.The most pleasing for me was getting some shots of a Reed Warbler a bird that this year had avoided me.
After a bite of lunch on the Newlands bench and seeing that the place was filling up with half termers I left and headed back home but not before another go at the Goldcrests in Knowle.
They took some finding this time but I eventually got onto them.What cracking birds they are and they are so small.One landed right next to me on a grave stone and it didn't seem to be much bigger than a bumblebee.I understand they weigh the same as a 10p piece.
I struggled to get any decent shots as usual.Not only do they ping around a lot but they are often in the gloom of a tree and the camera speed is so slow it's useless getting a sharp shot.