Sunday, 24 May 2015

A little of the Little Bittern at Lakenheath RSPB

I took a drive up to Lakenheath today with my girls and walked out to Joist Fen where a small gathering was present waiting for the Little Bittern to show. It did make a brief flight from one side of the wash pool but otherwise kept itself in deep reed cover although it would bark out it's song at regular intervals to keep the small twitch enthused. The Cranes came out to show off their chick and Marsh Harriers carried out the occasional food pass. Bitterns boomed, Cuckoos cuckooed and the Bearded Tits pinged away. A Kingfisher hovered over the pool to cap off a decent visit before I moved up the road to Weeting Heath. I paid the entry fee and walked to West hide where I quickly discovered a pair of Firecrest feeding high up in the Ivy clad trees to the right of the hide. At the crossroad leading to the hide a Spotted Flycatcher was seen and from the hide both Stone Curlew and Woodlark showed well but at distance. A pair of Blackcap and Treecreeper entertained from the car park with the Treecreepers feeding young behind the sign on the visitor centre wall.

Another decent day in Suffolk but with the birds distant and the light really poor the camera wasn't really used today.

A few more images from yesterdays day out in Suffolk.......

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Year list now at 331

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