26 October 2014: Coombe Hill Meadows Reserve, Gloucestershire - my local patch.
A grey couple of hours but the thought of possibly seeing the Ring Tailed Hen Harrier that has been seen recently took me there(-:). Unfortunately it didn't appear. In fact it was unusually quiet on the scrapes.
There was a Little Egret which kept doing the rounds of both pools an dthe drainage ditch.
There was also a grey Heron patrolling the main pool
The large flock of Wigeon stayed in the Long Pool out of sight, apart from evry time dog walker spassed by and put them up. Note the Leuchistic Wigeon amongst them in the first couple of pictures.
A squadron of Cormorants flew over
and a flock of Canada Geese flew in
As I left the reserve, this Mistle Thrush seemed to be making sure I went.