I've recently put up a couple of perches near the pond in the garden so that birds can preen after having a bath in the pond.  A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker seems to be using it occasionally in the early morning and at dusk, while waiting to be fed by the adult.  A couple of photos from this evening below.

An early morning trip to Ham Wall this morning in the hope of seeing Bitterns.  A fair few about near the Avalon Hide doing feeding runs.  But unfortunately no close views, and the sun was rather bright.  A couple of photos of one Bittern, plus a Marsh Harrier below.

Found a new location in the New Forest - a little clearing where both Redstarts and Spotted Flycatchers were feeding.  A couple of photos from midday today.  Will try again in the morning tomorrow.

3am start to get to Arne at sun rise today.  Hoping for some owls, maybe a Nightjar.  But not too much about bird wise.  Quite a few Sand Lizards though - managed to get some close ups.

A few photos of the red-spotted Bluethroat that turned up at RSPB Lodmoor in Weymouth today.  I couldn't get there first thing, so only made it mid morning.  Terrible light, and by that time he wasn't coming out into the open to feed.  But I managed a few shots.  First one I've ever seen.