I arrived first at RSPB Lakenheath Fen just after lunch and the visitor centre was abuzz with talk of overflying Cranes and a Red-footed falcon about the reserve. I had no luck in seeing either bird, nor the almost mythical Golden Orioles that frequent these parts, but my long and leisurely exploration did offer up a marsh harrier, whitethroats, reed and sedge warblers, a hobby high above the reedbeds, scimitar shaped swifts, reed buntings, and cuckoos calling in the poplars.
|A Common Whitethroat enjoying lunch|
|Reed Bunting (m)|
|A Hobby over the water at Paxton|
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk
Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Whitethroat, Swift, Crow, Great tit, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Cuckoo, Lapwing, Great Crested Grebe, Goldfinch
Little Paxton Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
Chiff-chaff, Nightingale, Common Tern, Hobby, Coot, Mute Swan, Black headed Gull, Great Crested Grebe