The day started off with a bit of a mix up over the minibus and we eventually decided to go local in cars (Did I tell you it was a bird club trip?) So 4 of them set off to Rutland and the remaining 7 of us set off for Earlswood Lakes after it was suggested we try for the Night heron . The other lot were well on the way by then so didn't turn around .
We got to Earlswood and had a quick look round and there was no sign so it was decided to push on to Upton Warren and then come back later to try again, but I took a few shots whilst we were there.
So after a quick tea stop it was off to Upton Warren (somewhere I've never been before) and what a nice little reserve. The highlight of the trip for me was a beautiful pair of Bullfinches first I've seen like this for ages.
So if you want a shot kath... £5 :D We had the usual warblerage singing away and this fella stopped for a quick pose.
and then it was back to earlswood for the long wait...
|Mandarin and Mate|
|Sunset at Earlswood|