As planned, we were down at Ham Wall nice and early, a little too early in fact, as thick fog was hampering the search for the Pied-billed Grebe. Could have stayed in bed another half hour!
|I imagine the crowd got a little bigger than this later on|
|Not great viewing conditions|
Eventually, as the fog started to burn off a little, the bird swum out from the reeds right in front of the viewing platform. It looked great through the scope, a really smart bird, the first i've seen in summer plumage. The visibility was still too poor for photos though, but hopefully you can just about make out what it is.
|Podilymbus in the mist|
|17th February EDIT: the much nicer weather today allowed better views, but it was still a little far for photies|
|Male Marsh Harrier at Ham Wall from a couple days ago|