Not one but two Bitterns were showing right out in the open, at point-blank range, from the Ivy North Hide at Blashford, and the redhead Smew (quite possibly the one I saw a couple of weeks ago elsewhere) dropped in.
A great morning - apart from two utter cretin photographers wrecking other people's enjoyment. I tried hard to embarrass them, and succeeded.
N.B. these photographers are for illustrative purposes only, and are not in any way meant to convey the author's opinion of photographers in general. Note how none of these
bastards....er.....gentlemen carries a binocular. I've just had a great idea for a rude joke about the fat bloke's knee pads.....but I won't blow our cover as a clean blog.