We started by parking up at the small reserve car park and crossing the road down to the visitor centre and one of two hides on the reserve. Our attention was drawn immediately by the locals and warden to the 4 or 5 Cattle Egrets dotted around the lagoon in front of us. While we have seen Cattle Egrets before on our travels these were the first we had ever seen in the UK.
On the wader front the only sightings were Black-tailed Godwit and
One of the reasons for visiting Marshside was to get our first views of Pink-footed Geese this Autumn and there were plenty about,
We also had some distant sightings of Brown Hare which was nice, so a lovely day out and a great days birding!
We finished the day by dropping by Martin Mere (WWT) on the way back for a final cup of tea and a doughnut as it got dark in the hope of seeing large numbers of Pink Foots and did we!!