Welney is always a great place to visit and a bit later than planned we managed to get up there while the Whooper Swans were still in residence. Mostly on the surrounding fields but a few were in front of the main hide.
A few waders were present including Lapwing, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew and large numbers of Black-tailed Godwits.
There are always good numbers of ducks including Shelduck and Gadwall.
The Pochards came close in and it was interesting to note that there were many more males present.
There were also a good few Pintail, but always a bit distant.
The Marsh Harriers also hunted on the far side of the reserve, but Buzzard and Kestrel were slightly more confiding.
It was time to head back to the main visitor centre to view Lady Fen. All three Egret species were sighted but it was too windy for any Short Eared Owls to show. However, a Brown Hare was a bonus as was a fly through Common Crane.
It is always a delight to photograph the House Sparrows here.
And even better to photograph the Tree Sparrows!
And to end a great day, a brief view of one of the local Barn Owls.