My elder brother Rob dropped in for an overnight catch-up: today, he arranged to meet Robert, an old friend from his Cambridge days...
Everything was a long way away (not least because many of the 'hotspots' are crammed with algae and water plants)
Nevertheless, we had a great time, noting Great Grey Shrike, Kingfisher, 2+ Stonechat, Otter, Fieldfare, Redwing and lots of Snipe as we walked to the Tower Hide and back. A Great Spotted Woodie pushed a Jay from its perch on a dead tree: most amusing!
A quick astronomical 'heads-up': Venus, Jupiter and Mars are still close together in the dawn sky: well worth looking out for!