Ruff: We soon wandered down to Martin Mere were I am still astonished to see how variable Ruff are, I mean if you were no birder you would not be mistaken to think they are a different species.
Take a look at this pale white ruff, absolutely stunning.
Lapwing: Other waders from the Swan Link Hide induced this Lapwing which unlike the Ruff blackwit was very flighty.
Black Tailed Godwit: There was half a dozen blackwits from here too and once again put on a great show foraging right up close. We caught 2 Tawny Owl near the United Utilities Hide a Stoat and a female Wheatear all in the same area.
Spoonbill: I was made up to spot this Spoonbill knowing we had missed it earlier that day at Marshisde.
On the way home Scott said 'lets go see some Corn Buntings' and I said 'OK, but I doubt we will see any' and just as that sentence left my lips he said 'Oh, look over there' and there was a tree full of Corn Buntings.
Brilliant, two lifers in one day Corn Bunts and Black Grouse now that can't be bad!