Sunday, 5 May 2013

My annual Nightingale fix

Earlier in the week headed to Paxton Pits in Cambridgeshire for my annual visit really love these birds. Day started out well with a Garden Warbler and a Nightingale briefly showing at the shrubland at the start of the heron trail.  Further round had lots of Blackcaps and Whitethroats in full song  before the unmistaken sound of the Nightingale drowning them out in the usual haunt of the Kingfisher hide where there was also a Red Crested Pochard on the water and a few Common Terns. Walking the loop had a few of the garden birds just feeding, lots more warblers sinfing a buzzard getting mobbed by a crow family and quite a few butterlies now around with good numbers of Orange-tips and Peacocks and my Holy Blue for the year.

Singing Nightingale

Blackcap hiding very well
Blue tit high up in the trees
Buzzard getting mobbed

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