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More Summer visitors and an afternoon in the sun!

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Yellow Wagtail
I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon today, warm, sunny and the first day it felt really spring-like. I had been busy with jobs all morning and , jobs done, was keen to get out. I decided on a bit of a drive around to visit a few local spots starting with Covenham reservoir. This is a large featureless concrete bowl reservoir but not an unpleasant spot on a warm sunny day. It is well-known locally for its congregations of wildfowl and waders and a good location to spot early arriving yellow wags. It was good to see the rooks busy at their nests. One of few places to get a reasonable shot of a rookery as the reservoir bank is at tree top height. My next port of call was Grainthorpe Haven where I met up with fellow photgrapher, Rob Hardy. I love the isolation of the Lincolnshire coastal marshes with the ringing calls of oystercatchers and redshank accompanied by the gently soughing of the spring breeze. Finally I stopped off at The Fitties before going home to cook tea. I always hope for Little Egret here. Although unlucky today, I was pleased to get the shot of the Little Grebe with its tea.