HURRAH! to Neill Hunt, who just dropped these pix by tonight - the Night Heron at Mere Sands, and Marshside's perpetual Green Winged Teal.
Mr Hunt explains: "Thought you'd like a butchers at the adult Night Heron that is gracing Mere Sands Wood at the mo, been present since Tuesday, but not seen yesterday, lots of other stuff worth a look at as well, all the woodland birds you can shake a stick at are flitting about for your pleasure.
"Back at the marsh the Great White Egret was present again and the Yanky Teal was again showin' off in front of Stateside Sandgrounders."
The link to Neill's website is on the right, where you'll find more pix and gen about what "the man with no nickname" has been seeing...
I was being too romantic (and frantically busy) scouring petrol station forecourts for wilting flowers and dog-eared Valentine's cards to get out birding today.
Looking forward to a sunny weekend though.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...