a) It would actually do something
b)It would be a bit closer
I had some luck here on both counts. It was quite a bit closer and after a while to did do some stuff. Firstly it went for a poo and then (finally!) it flew. A great sight. Topped off by a successful dive which resulted in one dead Rudd. I filmed the whole thing except my camera went completely off the rails and decided to focus on the wrong stuff, resulting in a blurry mess. Annoyingly I forgot that the camera does let you focus manually, which would have sorted it. You live and learn...
So I had to make do with these.
Speaking of going off the rails...
This fella showed himself briefly. I have a lot of luck with rails. I have seen loads recently. Maybe I have a unique Rail friendly odour?
It was a bad day to be a fish, with an Osprey above and a flotilla of Cormorants swimming about.
Noah's hide has its own unique climate i.e. very cold. Wearing a T-Shirt was a bad idea. In the end I gave up. Stepping outside I immedaitely warmed up (bizarre!).
The scrape now has a huge number of herons on it. Little Egret, GWE, Grey and a Bittern which flew up just after I took this picture (he might be in there somewhere!)