It was worth the mosquito bites to walk along the Western Yar estuary at dusk this evening. I failed to see the Barn Owl I'd hoped for and, although I hadn't really expected to see an Otter, you just don't know until you get out there to see what's around!
I stood by Mill Copse Pool, listening to a small flock of Black-tailed Godwits chuckling away below me. I spotted my first local Brown Hares - 2 of them in a stubble field watching a young Red Fox that energetically bounded up one of the tram-lines!
It was just great to enjoy the experience of being there on a beautiful calm evening....topped off by this distant Peregrine Falcon that I found roosting on the yard-arm of one of the yachts....wonderful!