07/01/2013 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Merlin: This magical bird was seen from the reception hide perching on a fence post next to the old barn, I grabbed my camera hoping it might be within photo range and when I got to the old barn It had moved to an even better place, right on top of the roof.

I tip toed down the path and leaned on the closed fence facing old barn, the Merlin didn't seem to care I was taking its picture and sat there looking at me, preening and calling. Other Highlights over the past few days include both female and male Hen Harriers which have been showing incredibly well and the resident Water Rail that has been a brilliant star showing from the reception hide.