Cracking walk today in glorious weather!

Nine participants enjoyed great views of all the birds we expected, BUT THERE WERE QUITE A FEW EXTRAS  …..

  • singing newly-returned warblers: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap (and resident Cetti’s)
  • a Bittern(!) working its way along the edge of a reed-bed (sadly, no photo taken)
  • a Common Crane coming out from behind the reeds
  • a Muntjac deer eating along the base of a hedgerow
  • a couple of Brown Hares confident enough to remain in the open for ages
  • plenty of butterflies on the wing (Brimstone, Peacock, Comma, Small White, Orange Tip)
  • Common Lizards galore basking on logs
  • so many Red Kites that we stopped counting! (Plus Buzzard, Kestrel & Marsh Harrier)

 It was a truly memorable outing.

Crane
Crane (A. Rees)