Inspired by Dave Hutton's excellent shots earlier in the week I had a go at getting some shots of the Swifts that were whizzing around the car park pool.It was too gloomy for any decent shots.You do need some sunshine otherwise you end up with a collection of silhouettes.These are my least bad efforts.
I just got to the Oak hide before the first of several squally showers arrived.Wonderful!!!! There were 2 Yellow Wagtails on one of the islands too far off for a shot but they seemed to be gathering nesting material.
There were a couple of decent waders on the islands.The first was a Dunlin which did not seem to be bothered by the heavy showers but did fly around a lot.
The other wader was a Common Sandpiper that showed briefly before moving off.