An early start for the 40 minute drive and arrived at Upton Warren about 7am. It was a beaurtiful morning with the sun shining and hardly a cloud in the sky, though the remnats of Hurricane Bertha were predicted to be arriving at about lunchtime.
I decideded to head round to the flashes side first. Ordinarily I wouldn't normally go there first as you are looking into the light and today, being very sunny would proably be even worse. However, a Wood Sandpiper had been reported roosting there overnight, so it was worth a chance(-:).
As I entered the reserve I heard a distinctive yaffle - but why do Green Woodpecker always manage to land on the other side of something?