The weather has turned colder and the last few Pelicans have left the area. We are seeing many migrating birds and have had wonderful views of Osprey over the past week. We have had a number of guests from the U.K. including my Father who was here for a week.
He really enjoyed walking on the Reserve. The staff at the Ministry of Environment and Water were kind enough to invite him to visit their offices and he sat on their balcony for some time and watched the birds.
Our friends Fred and Chris also came from London here's a pic of them trying to find the nearest pub;) and we hosted a number of guests from Germany including Uwe from Offenbach (see top pic). We also had a group of 5 bird counters from Finland amongst other visitors. This time of the year is fantastic for walking but the birds are few and far between. Looking forward to the wintering species arrival.