Highlight on the reserve that day was probably a Reed Bunting making a sudden and very Penduline-like appearance and sending all birders within a hundred yards into palpatations for a good 3 seconds. Also a Mute Swan doing something interesting for once and eating some reeds. Photos will follow as and when I can be bothered to connect up the camera and do the necessary cropping/resizing. It's late and I'm tired.
The trip home was enlivened when Parus saw a Common Crane in a field, and we tried to enter Tesco via the 'deliveries only' entrance in our excitement. We got parked up properly shortly afterwards but to no avail, the bird had flown. Unfortunately, I had my eyes on the road like the good driver I am, so I can neither confirm nor deny the story, and nor can I tick it even if it gets seen elsewhere locally.