The old saying good weather for ducks seemed to apply and this one below appeared to be quite happy,
But the same could not be said for the retched looking resident Jay below which was soaked to the skin
By contrast the local Little Grebes seemed to just shake it off
and carried on with their busy nest building exercise,
As the hours passed the day got steadily brighter and smaller birds began to arrive at the feeder station including this contrasty looking Reed Bunting,
Next up was this delicate little Willow Warbler which I was pleased to catch on the wing and No it was not taken on manual focus!
The local Great Spotted Woodpecker had been missing all day but showed up for a portrait shot just before I went home
As I walked back to my car I could see a distant fox out on the prowl on the hills behind the southern cut off which told me along with my growling stomach that it was time I was home for my dinner!