I was en-route from Herts to Essex and had googled likely stops around the M25? Lemsford Springs seemed a small but interesting site and after eventually finding the place, I spent a couple of hours there.....
The highlight was undoubtedly a Mealy Redpoll with a couple of Lessers on a feeder in the wardens garden - the bins view didn't convert to a picture as they all flew off and didn't return for the next 45 mins!!!
It's a haven for Green Sandpiper due to the millions of freshwater shrimps found in the shallow lagoons there!
Did you know.... A Green Sandpiper will eat approx 8,000 of them a day?!!
At least two Kingfisher were seen flashing around the river but never paused on one of the 'sticks'. Little Egret were a lot more obliging however, even if the poses were remarkably similar!
I was planning to spend the weekend in Norfolk, with hopes of something more interesting?