Today Rob (yes, that Rob) and I met for a walk at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, in warm, sunny but increasingly breezy conditions. Though I didn't take many photos (and hardly any good photos) it was a good day with some nice stuff seen.
We went into Willow hide and watched Mallards, Coots etc paddling about. The water levels are beginning to fall, and patches of weedy mud are appearing. Noting this, I remarked that we should look out for Green Sandpiper, and moments later a Green Sandpiper flew across the lake, flaunting its white bum at us. Similarly white-bummed were a couple of flyby Jays. There was a Kingfisher around too, we heard it piping, but no views.
We had a look under the refugia while here, and found a Slow-worm beneath one of them, which showed very little reaction to being exposed to daylight. Then we headed back, going via Carter hide.
It was getting late and darkish by now, but we did score one more goodie - another Green Sandpiper flying high overhead just before the visitor centre. Hopefully next time I'm here I'll find one on the deck.