A Four-banded Longhorn Beetle flew in front of us and landed on a fence.
Right off we could hear Sedge Warblers around us and spotted a couple as we walked along the paths. Along with a few Reed Bunting and a Dunnock singing away.
Just before I clicked a Sedge Warbler was sitting right here!!
From the hides we saw a Greenshank, Redshank, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Teal, Shovelers, Shelduck, Heron, Little and Great Crested Grebes amongst others. My husband saw a couple of Bearded Tits but I couldn't get on them (that along with yet another blinding headache after a day using optics means I really need to schedule a new eye test!).
We watched the Marsh Harriers, one passing food to another, they can be seen from most of the hides but the best views of the day were from the Singleton Hide.
We saw Butterflies galore and lots of Beetles all over the grass. My daughter spotted a Caterpillar moving at quite a speed next to the path - a Peacock Butterfly I think.
Clouded Border Moth
Essex Skipper (black on the end of the antenna)?
Peacock Butterfly Caterpillar?
This Woodpigeon actually made me physically jump when it flew up out of the undergrowth next to path on the way to the Ousefleet hide!
We spent a little time watching Reed Warblers flying backwards and forwards from the viewing screen next to the hide.
The sun was high and very hot and we had to leave around 4, I was flagging a bit in the heat to be honest. It was good to get the air con on in the car!
We finished the day with dinner at a friends, spending the early evening sat in their garden watching Swifts and Buzzards overhead. Then we were treated to these Sundogs above the houses. Pretty much a perfect way to end our rather long day!