Dunnock in the haze
We were lucky to spot a Water Rail from the Willow Path Hide, it popped out briefly in full view but we were able to watch it walk along the edge of the reeds for a while.
(grey blob in the middle of the photo)
Elsewhere on the water we saw Teal, Gadwall, Common and Black-headed Gulls, Goosander, Little Grebe and briefly a Kingfisher.
Smaller birds included Blue, Great Tits, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Linnet, Wren, Dunnock.
On the walk up to the managers garden the trees were full of Crows and Jackdaws. This one had a lot of white on it's wings, you can just see on the underneath of them.
We spotted this tiny fungus when a Robin perched on the wood flew off as we approached, the tiniest perfectly formed little mushrooms! You can just see two under the larger one, the larger one being not much bigger than the top part of my finger!
After warming up with tea and Bakewell tarts provided by the lovely volunteers we made a slow walk back to the car.