So off to Rooksbury Mill LNR today, a gorgeous sunshine filled morning soon subsiding by 1pm as the clouds started to appear. However no breeze what so ever, a bonus after yesterdays gale force gusts.
First sighting a Great Tit, perching long enough for me to fire off a few shots.
A quick stop at the Kingfisher pool, did indeed bring a brief glimpse of a Kingfisher, a Little Egret rose from the furthest pool, landing in the tree and proceeding to prune itself.
Other birds logged todays were : Robin, Wren, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Long Tailed Tit, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Treecreeper, Kestrel, Wood Pigeon & Greenfinch.
With the time ticking on, I decided on a walk back the way I came, hoping for another glimpse of the Kingfisher rather than a trudge right around the perimeter of the reserve. Im glad I did, rewarded with some rather awesome views of a Water Vole. Who I would have hoped to have enjoyed a lot longer. If not for a rather friendly elderly gentlemen giving me a lecture on where to see them along with Water Rails & Kingfishers. I think he was oblivious to the fact I'd just pointed it out to him on the stream edge and that I knew what it was. He also made me late back to work!