At last a few birds to look at I hear you say.
They are still more difficult to find at the moment amongst the dense foliage, but rearing young is coming to the end now so they will show more now as the main migration starts.
Walking up to the edge of a small river that runs across an open field I suddenly came in close contact with this Cormorant. I was so close that using a 70-400mm lens meant that I was right on top of it.
Normally Cormorants take to the air instantly if approached by Humans, this one didn't. (No wise cracks please)
I believe it to be a sub adult so perhaps it hasn't quite understood the danger as yet.
You can see from the image below that having made the turn into the wind its definitely going to get airborne.
I got this shot in below and then the tall grass and reeds got in the way.
Peering through hedgerow I was able to shoot a couple of images of this Whitethroat.
These Canada Geese were making a short flight across a field to land and feed by a large flock of Canada and Greylag geese.
In poorer light and having a short lens on I was only able to get this cropped shot of a Red Kite as it flew once over my position.
Immature Whitethroat below hunting for food before its long journey South.
This Grey Heron had encroached on another's territory and was soon chased off.