Yesterday, mid-morning, another abortive attempt at Wheatear safely under the belt, I suddenly felt inspired. I would, I told myself, photograph every species I saw on Wanstead Flats and make a collage of them. With renewed enthusiasm I birded around the Flats specifically looking for everything that might be there. Shame I hadn't thought of it earlier, as several species from my morning jaunt did not reoccur, namely Ring-necked Parakeet, Heron, Cormorant, Gadwall and Lesser Redpoll. And when it came to it, I could not get an identifiable photo of a Song Thrush, and the Chaffinches refused to play ball. I did however find a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, and a Pied Wagtail flew over my head, so all is not lost. Great fun I have to say, and highly recommended if you need something to kick-start you into getting out on the patch. Particularly if you have a camera.