For a while there I thought this would be the only view I'd be getting... it did the right thing in the end though.
The flock of Black-tailed Godwits flew in and I realised that I haven't taken a single photo of one this year, I must be starting to take then a bit for granted, which I certainly shouldn't be. In full summer plumage they are simply stunning!
Earlier in the day I had another rather unexpected patch yeartick. While having a quick look around at Seaton Marshes I spotted my first damselfly of the year, a Large Red Damselfly. This species is the first to emerge each year but normally this would be late April at the earliest. I see that this year they have been seen as early as the end of March - not surprising though considering the weather then.
I think the eyes eventually turn red but here they look a bit like a stripy toffee!
Enlarge this photo for best effect ( go on Martha...you know you want to!).