What did you do this fathers day?
I went to see the Avocets at the RSPB reserve at Marshside just north of Southport. Expecting a long 'try-and-see-its-head-through-the-long-grass' session I was rather shocked to have parked the car, enter the rather nice hide they have there and find both adults and a chick no more than 10 meters away being completely unphased by the noise of me going 'Look, look, look, look etc.' and waving my arms frantically to get the kids looking in the right direction! There was also a greenshank there apparently which are supposed to be quite rare, but it looked pretty dull really!
Once we'd had enough of rare birds we left the hide to be greeted by a WWII Hurricane flying over at about 200ft. Which was nice :)