Flowers now open on
Common Whitlow Grass
A tiny plant easily overlooked.
Another small plant, looks good through a hand lens (yet another thing to keep in my pocket).
The Pacific Diver had a wee trip to DBCP. Great for photos, but it kept its distance especially when the light was good.
Some grubby plants around DBCP.
(MF suggested Tufted x Scaup hybrid.)
Not the best flower condition.
Grabbed a few more shots of these but it was so windy I didn't expect to find a decent result. Pleasantly surprised by the results.
Lots of these in flower.All these showy yellow flowers proving a most welcome food source for emerging insects and therefore all the early migrant birds.
Today proved to be a special day. House Martin and three Sand Martins, 6 Avocets, 2 Ringed Plovers (checked closely as LRP reported at Saltholme yesterday). Whoopers on the move again. 4 Barnacle Geese and all the usual patch suspects ... can't get any better.
Oh Yes it Can!
I found this stunning Jack Snipe. I quickly took five snaps and moved away. It didn't flinch.