Today I had the rare chance of having a birding trip with my Brother, not something we get the chance to do often but usually ends well! I think 'sharp eyes' runs in the family and spotting things that move comes natural to my Brother. I seem to name a Bird and 2 seconds later my brother would spot one. It was a good combination!: as it lead to me seeing 2 birds that I've never seen before. Not brilliant images but that's not what Birding is about.. I know I'll always take the opportunity to get a better picture if I can do so without disturbing the animal but that isn't what birding is about and that's the joy of birding. It's something that pure wildlife photographers will miss out on because for them, it's all about getting the best shot. Either way, here are 2 birds, 1 which was quite far away called a Glossy Ibis and the other which was hanging out with some Tufted Ducks which is called a Ring-necked Duck. 

Other birds from today trip to Hamm Wall were the first years Swallow, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Bittern (Heard but not seen), Great White Egret, Little Egret, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Lapwing, Gadwall, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel and many more of the typicals