A trip to Essex and the weather was fairly kind! Abberton was fairly quiet though we did hear one Nightingale on the "Old Road" and managed a Green-veined White.
There were a few Common Terns from the LDLH causeway and this single Little Ringed Plover.
Billets Farm yielded a single distant Yellow Wagtail and this super Hare!
Fingringhoe held at least 5 singing Nightingales but sadly none of them decided to give us a view. This Chiffchaff, obviously collecting nest material was more obliging.
Water levels were high and waders few and far between with some distant Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit. The route to the 360 Degree hide was flooded. My only wader shot was of some distant Grey Plover with one starting to gain its breeding plumage.
The local Brown Rat family were enjoying the spilled food at the Visitor Centre.
The star of the day was this Adder which we found with a bit of help from another visitor. Sunning itself and giving some great views.
This Peacock Butterfly was blissfully unaware.
And a short video to end.
A bit short on the bird front but a wonderful day listening to Nightingales and amazing to watch and photograph the Adder.