Having just suffered a dull, damp and depressing week, weather wise, this morning looked promising, with forecasters suggesting a bright morning with sunny intervals. How wrong could they be? More like dull and grey! Perhaps the weather forecasters should just say "open the door / window and that's the weather!" Still, I had set the alarm for 0400hrs (shock to system!) and I was out on the bike at 0445 arriving at Draycote at 0515hrs. I kept telling myself that the early worm gets the birds - but again, I was wrong! It's also amazing, even at such an early hour, you are not alone at Draycote, with a few
Best of the morning were a single Common Sandpiper, single Oystercatcher, single Common Tern and four Yellow Wagtails. I was actually surprised how dull it was, making images rather grainy but hey ho!
Great Crested Grebe with breakfast