We continued our usual rounds and a Little Egret was a nice surprise at the north end of west Fingers. We'd passed the view point several times earlier with no sign and suddenly it was there when we got to the far end of the Spit. We also spotted a Water Rail in the Crescent.
The rest of the rounds was pretty normal stuff although there were a group of Barnacle Geese on 100 Acre, a regular occurrence this past week per DK. A couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming in the Long Hedge/Woodland Walk and another was drumming over on Kings Mead.
A couple of Siskins were in the Alders across the Navigation Channel. Gadwalls, Tufted Ducks and Pochards were all present but no sign of any Shoveller or Teal. JA had a couple of Little Grebes on the main lake.
We checked out the main lake hide with the hope of seeing the Bittern again and were lucky when we flushed it from the reed bed. We witnessed a lovely fly past as it headed across to the island and dropped in at the west end.
So that was it, another pretty good morning in the park and for once it wasn't raining and was relatively warm, wonders will never cease.