27/05/2012 Martin Mere WWT

Barn Owl: A cracking sunny day at a Martin Mere where I was treated to some stunning views of a Barn Owl.

This guy was spotted along the Reed Bed walk, firstly when I sneezed and it felw out of a bush then over towards the Harrier Hide. I was gutted, a rookie mistake, and then it flew over a hedge and on to a fence post where I managed to creep up on it and get a few cloers shots.

Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Reed Warbler also in good numbers along the Reed Bed walk, Temminck's Stint and Green Sandpipers on the reserve also reports of Common Tern over Ron Brker Hide, although I did not see.