I didn't realise that Magpie's had so much blue on their feathers, this one was out in the sun and it really highlights the colours.
This Wigeon was a bit far away for a good shot, up close the Wigeon is one of the most attractive ducks, the plumage of the male being subtle rather than gaudy.
A group of Shovelers coming in to land, the males really have quite a bright green sheen to their heads in strong sunlight.
Quite a few Snipe on show, we saw about 10 today - their camouflage makes identification tricky, and they were a bit too far away for my camera to get a clear shot.
Not too many wading birds left on the reserve, however we did see Redshank and Dunlin.
Mute Swans just passing through...
Blacktoft is a breeding area for Marsh Harriers, so they can be seen at quite close quarters, this one flew over the lagoon just in front of us. We also saw Kestrel and Sparrowhawk flying over the reedbeds.
Best photo of the day goes to my son, Oliver for his shot of the grey heron!!
This was a nice end to a good day, a Roe Deer across the other side of the water feeding in the reedbed.