Sunday, 29 May 2011

Lakenheath Fen

On the 15th of May had a wonderful day to Lakenheath Fen with my Local RSPB Group arriving we saw Kestrel and Red Kite in the car park then walking arouund the reed beds had very good view of Black Cap, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Sedge and Reed warblers. The went into the poplar woodland hearing the sound of the Golden Oriole such a strange but beautiful sound but no visual at this point when we told there were a pair of Common Cranes by the railway so we wento to have a look and sure enough by the railway was a pair of Cranes in full summer plumage feeding. After watching the Cranes for a while headed back into the woodland where we saw 1 Female Golden Oriole, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine Falcon and about 3 Hobbys overhead. At the Lunch stop and Viewpoint had more views of Hobbys and hunting Marsh Harriers over the reeds and Warblers singing including a Cettis Warbler heard and overhead we had Swifts, Swallows, and House Martin. Then we walked back along the river where we had good views of Sand Martins feeding, a pair of Garganey flying past and a lovely Little Egret to finish the day off.

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