Saturday, 25 May 2013


Well it's another Bank Holiday and the weather was fine as well, so it was a question of where to go but not end up in a huge traffic jam, at first we thought about Martin Mere but driving up and down the M6 did not appeal. So it was off to Attenborough and hopefully boost our year list with a few nice and easy ticks.

After just crossing over the railway line into the reserve we pulled over to look at some House Martins collecting mud on a exposed island by the new flood defences a couple of Common Tern where also on the island.

House Martin and I think a Sand Martin on the ground

Common Tern Attenborough

The car park even at 11:00 was not that busy which was quite a surprise and the place can be jam packed.. Crossing over the lake on the wooden bridge a Sedge Warbler briefly showed itself before dropping down into the under growth further along the path a much more showy Garden Warbler was singing it's heart out.

Garden Warbler Attenborough

A Cetti's Warbler gave a quick blast of a call and flew alongside the path and wasn't seen again, Black Cap were also heard but not seen calling from the hedgerow.

Heading up to the Tower hide and just beyond quite a few Common White Throat were seen calling and the odd Reed Bunting

Male Reed Bunting Attenborough
A Cetti's Warbler put in a very brief viewing although it was still almost hidden in the under growth

Cetti's Warbler Attenborough
A Little Egret Flew over head and settled down to fish in the Wheatear Paddock area.

Along the foot bridge into the visitor centre as we went in for lunch a Reed Warbler seemed to forget that they are meant to skulk around in the reeds and posed on a fence post.

Reed Warbler Attenborough

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