Hit lucky today. I was just leaving the shop in Ellington when I got the news of a Great Reed Warbler at Cresswell, just a few minutes away. The bird was picked up after a few minutes singing in reeds at the north east corner of the pond. It flew south to the reeds bordering the road and gave tantalising views as it bounced around the reeds. A male Bearded Tit was also pinging around. Word came that the monster warbler was showing well from the hide so we moved round, happy to get out of the rain. For the next hour the bird gave cracking scope views, perched out in the open at the reed edge. It got better as the bird flew over to thrash around in the reeds in front of the hide. Also here were 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 5 Little Gull and 2 Bearded Tit.
Great Reed Warbler being massive.
Great Reed Warbler
A quick look at Druridge Pool gave 2 Spoonbill and a Little Egret.