It has been a slow start to Spring, so with not much happening at Amwell, time to pop down to Rye Meads to see what was about. Usual suspect at Water Vole corner, but it certainly wasn't a Vole!
Distant Kingfisher at the Draper Hide and lots of Shoveler, but otherwise quiet. However, on the paths lots of bird song including this showy and noisy Wren.
Chiffchaff were very evident and I managed to get a shot of one, albeit from virtually underneath.
I love the explosive call of Cetti's Warbler, but they are usually really difficult to see. This particular one was a lot more forthcoming!
Next stop was the Kingfisher Hub where a pair of Pochard gave close views. A couple of shots of the male who spent quite a lot of time asleep.
I believe the Kingfishers are now on eggs so sightings are sparse at the moment. I did have a brief glimpse of the female but the male perched up for a while reasonably close in.
I did remember to take a bit of video, but almost too late!
A great way to end a pleasant couple of hours!