From the hide itself there was not a lot to see, though inside it was a great exhibition - very detailed insect and other invert illustrations by Carim Nahaboo. Have a look here if you'd like to see examples.
At the far end, sky-scanning produced no Hobbies, while loitering at the Dragonfly Pools produced some pings from deep in the windswept reeds but no Bearded Tits. The Redshanks were still much in evidence, as were Lapwings and Skylarks.
On into the woods and we saw very little here, even the Cordite store had scant insect life in evidence. It was now about noon and the cloud was at its thickest.
National Bird of the UK.
We had tea at the visitor centre and set off again to walk down to the Dragonfly Pools in the hope of finding the Beardies - and the sun began to come out.
A Magpie enjoying the sunny spell from the ramp up to the visitor centre.