Started this morning at the NOA Redwell Marsh Reserve (Holme). Opening the hide flaps, the sun was directly in my eyes, and as a result I saw nothing of note! Continuing down the long, rough track to the main NWT & NOA reserves, I parked in the NOA car park and walked up to the Observatory. Along the way, very little of note, Red Legged Partridge, Curlew, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush and Jay. A chat with Sophie Barker (Warden, NOA) reinforced how quiet the reserves were! The sea and beach produced Gannets, Bar Tailed Godwits, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Knot and Arctic Skua. The dunes held Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit and Green Woodpecker. The pines had Coal Tit, Wren and Buzzard over.
Returning to the car, I came across this delightfully obliging Toad!