08/04/2012 Martin Mere WWT

Pochard (male): The rain cant stop me from taking my binoculars and camera outdoors and I am really glad I did, with cracking views of male Marsh Harrier, Pochard and my first Swallow of the year all seen around the new reeded walk at the back of the reserve.
Pochard (female): On the main reserve where about 70 Avocet, loads of Oystercatcher along with good numbers of Redshank, Ruff, Lapwing and several Ringed Plover.
A stunning male Sparrowhawk caused panic as it tried to catch dinner at the Janet Kear Hide and there was still 12 Whooper Swan on and around the mere still, several Pink footed Geese, at least 1 pair of Pintail also on the mere.