Tuesday, 22 April 2014


With Monday's weather forecast so good we headed off to Attenborough getting there we saw we weren't the only one's with the idea as all the car parks we full and we ended up parking up on the road near the over spill car park.

Walking down the path towards the visitor centre we started to pick up birds Common Tern, Red Crested Pochard, Gadwall, Blackcap and Cetti's Warbler. After forgetting something and having to walk back to the car this gave me a lucky break in seeing a Weasel run out across the path in front of me a great little find.

 We firstly headed for the new Sand Martin hide which either side of it has an artificial Sand Martin colony set up built into it, its not been finished too long but already Sand Martins are checking out the site looks like this is going to be another great hide on the reserve. Also noted was a Common Sandpiper in front of the hide.

Along the path to the Tower hide we picked Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, Northern Wheater (actually in the Wheater Field), Little Ringed Plover, Black Headed Gull and more Common Terns.

Sitting for a while just beyond the hide we were pointed out the Little Gulls that were on site (we unfortunately hadn't got time to go and find the Black Tern).

All said a very good day, got the rest of the week off but the weather looks rather dodgy so we will have to see what other birding we can get done.

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