While I can't dispute that the rain I got caught in this morning was very much needed, I have to say it wasn't very pleasant getting a soaking.
A couple of little egret were also at the pools while the nearby willows were positively buzzing with feeding birds including newly fledged great and blue tits, reed bunting and chiffchaff.
It was pretty quiet at Freeman's Pool though an adult sedge warbler carrying food suggested the possibility of a second brood?
A scan through the post-breeding starling flocks feeding in the fields failed (as it has done every year for the last 3 decades I've been checking) to turn up a rosie starling. With one currently hanging out with its common cousins in Burnley, it clearly pays to be vigilant!