Still when I arrived the light was fantastic, and there was brilliant sun on the Kingfisher post, but there was one thing missing - the bird. This did appear but not until later by which time it was overcast and then shortly after very dull and wet.
There was no sign of the star bird of recent months - the Great White Egret and really the only other mildly notable birds were a flock of 50+ hirundines (mostly House Martins with a few Swallows) brought down by the rain, and two pairs of distant Red-Crested Pochard.
A couple of Little Grebes did however provide some interest in front of the hide, as did a Teal that arrived just as I was about to go.
Little Grebe with Bullhead
Kingfisher on the rather distant post
Teal underneath the hide