I was on the reserve by 06.30 this morning and with blue skies and sunshine beginning to quickly disperse the early mist, it looked quite superb.
This is what it looked like when I turned up.
Quickly the mist burnt off and as it did so, from the reed beds on the reserve, came the "booming" calls of a Bittern, a sound like somebody blowing across the top of a bottle, but amplified.
Not a breath of wind and total calmness, with the variegated foliage of Milk Thistle in the foreground.
The Flood Field looked as it should do, with a few white birds in it........
........which turned out to be these Avocets.
The Tower Hide
The Coot's nest from yesterday's blog had increased to nine eggs!
Ellie, looking as lovely as ever,