Managed to make it down again for the last hour tonight. Superb late afternoon sunshine with plenty of birds on and around the floods. Watching the entertainment it refreshed my memory regarding some of the other aspects of Birding...
Mute Swans paired up and engaging in courtship rituals
A Barn Owl drifting effortlessly around the scrape
Long-tailed tits in constant movement visiting the feeder
A few groups of large gulls (not to many) heading SE
...and then the pièce de résistance in the form of the magnificent Whooper Swans coming in from the fields to roost, including a group of 45 right over the hide!!!