We didn't go very far until I saw the crowd along part of a boardwalk that circles a pond surrounded with lots of trees. This one spot turned out to be a treasure trove with every tree full of migratory birds. I have never seen so many blackcaps in one place, most of which were males! There were also chiffchaffs, willow warblers, robins, Cetti's warblers and not to mention little grebes and a coot on the pond itself. Then, of course, there was the main attraction, the male redstart. He prefered to move around the trees on the opposite side of the pond and was always moving about in these few trees, hiding amongst the catkins. It was a challenge to locate him in my camera due to the vegetation, the bright light, the zooming distance and his active nature, but I think I managed to get a couple of ok shots in the end.
|Blue tit building its nest inside this crack on Fen Hide|