I didn’t join Tophill Low last year but I made the trip up there a few weeks ago and I was very glad I did.
It has changed considerably since I was last there and the access is much better controlled and the walk to the south marshes has been much improved.
The new photography hide on south marsh is brilliant, you can get right down to water level making for a great photographic opportunity. The birds I saw on my first few trips have been mostly common ones (except for the very smart channel wagtail near D reservoir) but the hide set up has allowed me to get some photos I have been very pleased with.
No doubt as the summer goes on this hide will come into its own as the water levels drop and wader passage picks up.
For now here are a few shots taken from my most recent visits.