Despite a 7.00am start, I failed to connect with the redhead Smew that Ben Lewis found in front of Reception Hide on Thursday. Still, after meeting up with 'Blonde Liz' and Brian in Fen Hide, some consolation came in the form of a Water Pipit and an always-obscured Bittern.
Brian and I decided on a walk round (more to warm up than anything!) and saw three Buzzards: two displaying over the eastern end of the reserve and one in a tree in the Woodland Walk.
On the way back to the van, a glance at the feeders revealed a pair of Nuthatches, which I always enjoy watching.