Steady wet drizzle happened for most of Thursday.
Domestic obligations kept me at home in the morning, so after lunch, I decided to see if I could get a better view of those pied stilt chicks, despite the weather. My camera was installed inside its storm-jacket and was weatherproof. The landscape as I crossed the Haywards hill seemed unpromising.
Having parked on Grey’s Road, I set off along the path and within a minute, my shoes, socks and trousers were soaked as I pushed through the grasses and the soggy track.
There were jewels to be seen, and it was worth pausing to look at trees in flower.
From the comparative shelter of the hide, I dripped on the floor. My camera may have been weatherproof, but I certainly wasn’t. However, my trip was not in vain. Three pied stilt chicks were exploring the edge of the island in the pond. As I understand it from other observers, these are no more than two days old.
That will do for today.