Neither was the Shrike Meadow hide very productive, apart from providing a late sighting of some Common Darters, including one tandem pair over the water. Also on nearby Buckthorn Meadow there were one or two still to be found. This was in the bright, sunny conditions in the morning, of course, before the deluge to come!
By the time I reached the Pinkhill Hide, the skies were looking pretty threatening. The Water Rail appeared quite regularly before, during and after the ensuing heavy rain. It was difficult to get photos of it clear of the stumps of the cleared vegetation though.
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