Well this was our first trip out as a new family after the arrival of little Gemma aka mini Gronk.
Being only 13 days old and the year approaching fast it was time for her to make a start on her year list.
With fingers crossed for the Spotted Crake still being there we made our way down to the hide, looking across to the new area it looks to be coming on nicely so probably not too long to wait before it fully opens to Joe Public.
The water levels were way down but there was still quite a bit to be seen plenty of Ruff were on show plus the odd Black Tailed Godwit, and a year tick in the shape of a Curlew Sandpiper, pity it wasn't in range of the camera but was good to watch this wader through the scope.
On the insect front there were plenty of Dragonflies around and Common Darter managed to grab a shot of a pair on the stairs to the hide.