The old south hide is now gone and the new hide/visitor centre looks almost complete, with the glass panels being fitted today.
Coots.After several scans, squinting hard due to the poor visibility, I moved on to the woods. The feeders were being used by Goldfinches, Chaffinches and Great, Blue and Coal tit. Eventually, a Marsh Tit made an appearance.
Coal tit, goldfinch and Chaffinch.
Marsh tit and Goldfinch.The usual tranquility of North Marsh was broken by the burst of a Cetti's warbler song. The sound came from the reeds at the back of the hide, so there I moved. Eventually, I spotted it and the edge of the reeds, always under cover and close to the ground. I even managed a few poor shots (top shot and below), the firsts I take of this elusive species.
and courting Goldeneyes...