Castle Espie in the rain! The birds were numerous and the humans glad of the shelter of the hides. Actually it didn't rain for the entire day so there was a chance to see the seven hundred Oyster Catchers that had flocked to the mud flats.
This is a record number and officials think that it has something to do with the unusual moon. Catching a picture of them that helps to convey the density proved to be an impossible task for my camera.
Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
Grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.