We'd planned a trip to the coast today, but we're both so skint that we couldn't afford the fuel cost. We made do with a couple of hours at Bough Beech in the lovely afternoon sunshine. After much pondering about camera settings I had a play with shutter priority for some BIF shots (that's birds in flight for those who aren't keen on TLAs).
We checked out the new hide overlooking the flood. Very nice hide, though not sure how good it will be birdwise, as you have to walk quite near the flood to get to it (though the immediate approach is screened off). On the water today were a couple of pairs of Gadwalls, a lone female Tuftie and a few Coots. A Kestrel flew briskly over without stopping.