On arriving at the area where the Woodcock was hiding, a man offered to look for the bird for us. He soon got onto it and I spent about 10 minutes trying to pinpoint the bird in my lens!
I took a first shot to try and find it..... can you see it?? Note the two plastic bags- we were told to look for these when trying to find it!
Once I'd located the Woodcock it was just a matter of zooming in and radical cropping!! Here is the finished image (I managed to take this shot just as it was about to turn around and fall asleep).
And a blown up shot-explains loss of quality ;-)
Back on the main lake and the Great Crested Grebes are turning from grey to red as they put on their summer plumage
Talking about Grebes, I watched a male Little Grebe trying to show off to the females.... by the looks of things, he'd lost his touch ;)
Finishing off with this stunning male Teal, one of many on the lake. Soon, a lot of the wildfowl here will be leaving to make way for our summer visitors!