I loved these two , a blue tit and a long tailed tit, they look as if they are chatting. I almost liked the woodland bird feeders more than the water birds.
And finally....we saw alot of "proper birders" with all their equipment gathering at the end of the day and it was obvious they were waiting for something, was the world about to explode or was the Queen about to walk by?. I thought I'd hang around too and as luck would have it a guide came along with a party of birders and I shamelessly tagged along and saw the most fantastic gathering of Starlings, thousands of them doing an amazing dance in the sky for quite a while before they dropped down to roost in the reeds. A lovely day, I didn't count the birds in the enclosures as that felt like cheating!
One thing puzzles me, the place is divided up into different areas with birds from different country's in the enclosures, but....how do they stop them from flying over the fence into the wrong bit? They had alot of gates but these are flying creatures! I'm obviously missing something and they didn't appear to have their wings clipped.
Tomorrow I will do the RSPB garden watch for an hour, I'm not expecting to see much.