How to be wild
"Minsmere is remarkable for Avocets, for Marsh Harriers, for Bitterns – and for humans. Humans often arrive in pairs, but form small flocks and sometimes murmurations that swirl from hide to café and back to hide again. Some are crash-hot birders, some are competent, some are brand spanking new to it all. I remember a lady of a certain age, sitting by herself in a hide with her pocket bird-spotters’ guide, entranced by the bird she had just identified – and why not? What bird is smarter than a drake Teal?"