This time of year is hard to beat for wildlife photography, especially on a sunny morning in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire. Both Eddie and Mark joined me on this particularly fruitful outing...
Hitting the road again, we arrived at a favourite location for Pied Flycatchers: The wood at Marshaw Wyre...
Another five-minute drive brought us to the Langden Valley, time for a stroll...
Next stop on the tour was Foulshaw Moss in Cumbria where we saw distant views of two Ospreys, far too distant for a decent shot (about half a mile!) but good to see this side of Hadrian's Wall.
News of a rare Pied-billed Grebe lured us next to Leighton Moss, but would we get decent views this time? No.
A walk down the causeway to public Hide yielded the usual Marsh Harriers and a short burst of noise from a Cetti's Warbler. Once in the hide, this guy flew in to give good close-up views, albeit for about 5 seconds.