Saturday, 30 April 2011

RSPB trip to Fen Drayton Lakes

Today I woke up at 6 o'clock to do my first Hemel RSPB trip. My dad brought me to hemel were I met the rest of the group. About 7:05 we left on our way to Fen Drayton Lakes. After about an hour and a quarter we turned off to go to a TESCO's. We went in and had our breakfast. After a while we left and were on our were to Fen Drayton Lakes again. Before we arrived at the reserve we had already began seeing unusual birds. When we arrived in the car park there were some reeds infront of us we looked around them and found a Marsh Harrier.  As the guide came to greet us there were other birds flying around. The guide led us around the left half of the reserve.

As we traveled round the we stopped off at many viewing points. At one we saw a few Hobby's.

When we came back from our first half of the trip we had a break and set off on another. This time going to the right. We carryed on going on see many more waders then we had seen on the first half.
DAY LIST: Any bird that has a ✔ next to it is a tick
  1. Shelduck 2
  2. Skylark 2
  3. Graylag Geese 20+
  4. Reed Bunting 6
  5. Carrien Crow
  6. Grey Heron
  7. Marsh Harrier 2
  8. Cormarant
  9. Common Tern
  10. Mallard
  11. Great Crested Grebe 5
  12. Coot
  13. Mute Swan
  14. Sparrowhawk
  15. Long Tailed Tit 8
  16. Tufted Duck
  17. Hobby 3
  18. Goldfinch
  19. Robin
  20. Whitethroat
  21. Great tit
  22. Blackcap 2
  23. Blue Tit
  24. Garden Warbler
  25. Willow Warbler
  26. Gadwall
  27. Black Headed Gull
  28. Canada Geese 2
  29. Jay
  30. Lapwing
  31. Kestrel 2
  32. Oystercatcher 1
  33. Woodpigeon
  34. Moorhen
  35. Pheasant
  36. Redshank
  37. Common Sandpiper
  38. Lesser-black Backed Gull
  39. Green Woodpecker
  40. Song Thrush
  41. Grasshopper Warbler
  42. Black-tailed Godwit
  43. Pintail
  44. Chaffinch
  45. Sedge Warbler
  46. Blackbird
  47. Magpie
I also heard other species such as the Cuckoo, Cetti's warbler, Chiffchaff and Nightingale.

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