After a half term week's "holiday" in Devon, run ragged by my kids 24-7, it was time for a morning off. So on Sunday I rose at 5am to be at Leighton Moss for 6am. From lower hide I observed the otters distantly porpoising through a thin layer of surface mist, lovely to watch but still too far away for a decent shot. As the temperature rose and the mist disappeared, I decided to focus on the small stuff...
The 1Km walk from Lower Hide back to my car on the main road is never dull, but today it was extra-special...
And with so many insects around, I couldn't ignore Gait Barrows nature reserve, just down the road...