Sunday, 24 July 2011


Paid the Notts Wildlife Trust site at Attenborough a visit on Friday.
Even on a week day this place is getting to be quite busy, but always well worth a visit any time of year.

Quite a few Whitethroats around the car park area one looking rather worse for ware, probably an adult trying to recover from raising their little ones.

Adult Whitethroat at Attenborough looking rather shabby

Juv Whitethroat at Attenborough
Heading over to the visitor centre there were plenty of Common Terns flying around which I always find a great sight.

Common Tern

Common Tern Attenborough
In the reeds just by the raised path leading to the visitor centre was a family group of Reeds Warblers being fed by the parents the pair of fledglings sticking close to one another.

Young Reed Warbler Attenborough

Pair of young Reed Warblers

Seen passing along the line just by the reserve were 37069 and 610 on a track section departmental working.
37069 leading and 610 haul a rake of track panels from Toton to Mossend past Attenborough.
From the tower hide the usual suspects were seen Black Headed Gull, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Reed Warbler, Coot, Mute Swan, Grey Heron

Whitethroat at Attenborough

Reed Warbler at Attenborough
Walking around the paths again more Whitethroat were seen seems like it has been a good year for them at least at Attenborough it has, every other group of trees seemed to hold a family group.

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