Contributed by Julian Parker; pics Sarah Hollingham
A select group defied a gloomy forecast and were rewarded by watery sun and 4 birds of prey (kestrel, marsh harrier, sparrow hawk and a red kite). Some navigational uncertainty led to a thrilling river crossing, the team pulling together in stirring fashion. With muntjac, snowdrops and primroses (not yet in flower) we all went home happy.
Join us on the next one in three weeks.