No birding today as we have family visiting, it is a beautiful morning in Scarborough.
A strange experience yesterday. I never thought I would be outside IKEA waiting for it to open! I never thought about it but we planned to go to IKEA and then birding, the store does not open until 10.00am so we joined the crowd outside at 9:50 for a short wait. Get inside and the tannoy announces from 2 May they will open at 9:00.
We then went to Fairburn Ings on a glorious day, we had one heavy down pour whilst in a hide but the sun then came out again.
At the side of Cut Hide a Grey Heron was very close but behind blowing Willow. These were my best shots, zoomed and cropped a bit. Typically I could not focus when a decent sized fish hung from its bill, I tried all focusing methods, manual, spot, partial, centre weighted average, etc.