I spent this morning back at Shire Valley near Marshfield to see the wintering RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL again; it was most pleasant to spend more time with this bird in the lovely warm sunshine. A 'few' more photos below:
This Red-tailed Bumblebee was also at Shire Valley:
Also nice to see lots of Brimstone and a few Peacock butterflies, and several Buff-tailed Bumblebees around Shire Valley; and a few Brimstones in the garden back at home.
Yesterday I managed to catch up with the Spoonbill at WWT, and a very smart adult MediterraneanGull was on South Lake also two sinensis types among the Cormorants; a male Kingfisher at South Finger was a county year tick, as was a singing Chiffchaff near Martin Smith hide.
Last Saturday (1st) I saw four Smew at pit 43/65 in the Cotswold Water Park, also three Goldeneyes and two Goosanders.
My best bird of late though has to be a GREAT WHITE EGRET near home, a patch Mega, in the early morning of 25th February. A moment of …