The weather forecast looked reasonable but when I arrived at RSPB Lakenheath Fen it was drizzling and overcast and did not not really improve much all day. Close views of a Bittern which flew off from Mere Hide, but too low for any shots and the Marsh Harriers were fairly distant and in grey skies. A few Swifts at Joist Fen were my first of the year. One positive was a Cuckoo which perched up for a while.
A walk back along the river revealed a Great Egret but I could not find the reported Garganey.
Two Hobbies were hunting over the Washland.
Next stop was for Stone Curlew and whilst one bird was distant one was slightly closer allowing a few shots.
The final stop was Cavenham Heath to be greeted by a singing Woodlark and this Skylark.
A few Wheatear were present and the Heath makes a good photographic background for them.
It was also good to get one posing with a Stonechat.
Speaking of which, it's a great place for Stonechat including this smart male.
And also the less showy female.
A good end to the day despite the poor weather.