The highlight of the first half of the walk was bumping into a couple of birding friends. They confirmed too, that it was indeed, very quiet today.
A pair of Grey Herons, a pair of Nuthatch and some Willow Warblers was about it.
The walk back to the car proved a little more fruitful with a Tree Pipit, a pair of Pied Flycatchers and a Common Sandpiper. Three Lifers for my Mum in a matter of minutes. Red Grouse, Kestrel and a Curlew finished the morning off nicely, followed by some nice cake.
Not too bad in the end, but could have been so much better.
A very good looking female Pied Flycatcher.
And her male partner.