Little Egret and Green Sandpiper at the cress beds but no sign of the Water Rail or Mandarin. On the way back good numbers of Fieldfare, Lapwing and Golden Plover plus double figures of Skylark at Cottesmore.
Nothing to get too excited about but always good to see Blackcap and Skylark. Trouble is the Little Egret and Mandarin had gone missing - don't expect they have gone far just hiding from me. Water Rail sited very briefly - I estimate approximately half a second!
After a couple of weeks gap the Water Rail put in an appearance - I was beginning to think the Sprawk might have had it. Little Egret still about as is the Mandarin. Grey Wagtails seem to be getting very frisky chasing one another about - could be as many as three pairs.