Saturday dawned bright and clear. Probably. Well, it was still bright and clear when we got up anyway. By the time we were on the M6 towards Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, though, the clouds were beginning to gather. At least it wasn't raining.
It's been a long time since I visited this reserve. I have very happy memories of finding my first ever Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here back in 1995, and hearing my first Bitterns. Today was to yield neither of the above, but it was great nonetheless.