Even this morning, when I was up just before dawn, I went birdwatching instead of heading for a fishing session.
It worked out well though,because I saw a great white egret, as I walked through the woodland near home.
It was in flight, along the western ridge of the valley and showing well.
It’s a pity I didn’t leave home thirty minutes later as it would have been a garden tick.
Still, I’m not complaining and here’s my current valley nature diary.