The Glossy Ibis and two Black-winged Stilt were showing well on the Washland viewed from the river path. The habitat looked prime for these southern wanderers. In situ, Cuckoo and Hobby were passing by - and all of these sightings made within a five minute period - felt fabulously straight forward.
Back at Lakenheath, a staggering group of Hobby numbering well over 40 individuals scudded over Joist Fen. Rick pickings out there for sure.
A Bittern boomed from somewhere in the reeds and at least four Marsh Harrier were patrolling the area.
It was a shame to hear about the predated Stone Curlew nests at Weeting Heath, but a single bird on lookout for a sitting female was great to see at another location nearby.
Fen Drayton RSPB was the final stop, but unfortunately the female Red-footed Falcon was nowhere to be seen despite an hour-long search toward the end of the day.