It's been a lovely weekend. It is currently being a nice Monday morning too but no gallivanting for me today. I did go out after work on Sunday though, just down to Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve for a couple of hours. The reserve is often very quiet in high summer but has a pleasant mellow vibe about it, and sunshine + flowers + new camera made for a thoroughly nice time.
The field here is now nearly grass-free and full of various tall flowers. I wonder what the management has planned for this area. Overhead were quite a few Herring and Black-headed Gulls, and one or two Swifts - I also heard the calls of House Martins. A single Kingfisher belted down the lake.
The egret was still on the far bank when I arrived. Too far for photos but nice to see. Then a second one showed up, flew across the lake and settled high in a willow tree. It stayed there for a while then came down to the water to feed, giving me my best ever views of a Sevenoaks Little Egret.
I had a quick look in Grebe hide before packing up. As with last time there were plenty of juvenile Blue and Great Tits coming to the feeders. I thought I heard a Bullfinch here too but couldn't locate it. There was a Chiffchaff hooeeting its socks off.