The disappointment didn't last long though. It seemed that the patch wanted to make it up to me. First with this....
Although I won't deny a little bit of light wouldn't have gone amiss here. But it's always nice to get close to one of these.
I've visited twice since it has re-opened. On the first visit I had the Woodpecker, and on the second it was a lake bird which made my day. Well not just one bird but five. You see on my patch I've never seen more than two Little Grebes at any given time, so to have two at one side and three at the other....well, everyone's patch is different. To many this may seem trivial but I've been coming to the park for nearly two years birdwatching, and this is the first time I've seen that many Little Grebes. So quite a day in my patching history.
I'm now almost over the Little Egret, but it' still lurking there at the back of my mind, one day I will see one here.