I had only visited Tophill Low once before and that was several years ago! Today, a window of opportunity arose and a pleasant, if very warm afternoon was spent wandering around the "O" reservoir and adjoining hides. July is traditionally a quiet month with autumn migration not quite happening, and very few birds in song. The pools held good numbers of Lapwings, Coots, Tufted Ducks, Mallards, Cormorants, common Geese. Common Terns, Little Egrets, Grey Herons, Pochard, Wigeon, Great Crested Grebes and Little Grebes were present in lesser numbers. A summer plumaged Black Tailed Godwit was on the south marsh and a (my first for the year) Red Kite flew high over the "O" reservoir.
This Little Egret obviously felt a need to move the Black Tailed Godwit!
A graceful Little Egret
Black Tailed Godwit
And finally, a record shot of my first Red Kite this year