Sunday, 17 April 2011

Paxton Pits

Went for a day trip to Paxton Pits with my local RSPB group in the morning walked around the main lake with many species of warblers seen with the a large amount of Willow Warblers singing never heard so many in one place, Blackcaps, Chiff-Chaffs, Whitethroat, Cetti Warbler (heard only and Lesser Whitethroat though not seen by me. But the highlight of the day was seeing and hearding the stunning Nightingale for such a small bird they have so much engery and seem to sing non-stop, the ones here seem to like the patch around the Kingfisher Hide which is where most where. Out on the lake we had a quite a few Tufted Ducks, Mallardsand  Cormorant around and the Cormorants nest building with Grey Herons, Greylag and Canada Geese flying overhead often.

In the Afternoon we did the meadow walk where we saw a large selection of butterflies with a large number of  Orange-tipped and Holly Blue and a good number of Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Large Whites and Peacock and a few Green-veined White and Small White. In the woodland here we saw and heard quite a few of the Woodpecker with the Green laughing around us it seemedand the warblers singing a wonderful day out.

Singing Willow Warbler

Singing Nightingale

Heron hunting

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