Thursday, 19 April 2012

Paxton Pits (14/4/12)

I arrived back from Germany at 3 o'clock on Saturday and got to sleep about an hour later which meant I was reluctant to get up in the morning to go to a RSPB trip to Paxton Pits. We arrived a bit later then usual because the group had decided to change their starting time. When we arrived and got out of the car the first bird that I saw was a Swallow and after that 2 Sparrowhawks. As we walked on we saw a Willow Warbler and we all stopped to take pictures.

We walked on and stopped at a lake and looked around we saw 3 Gadwall and a Great Crested Grebe. Unfortunately half of the walk was uneventful only seeing Blackcaps, Commen Tern, Great Spotted Woodpecker and another Great Crested Grebe. But then as we walked to the Kingfisher Hide we heard the call of a Bullfinchand then behind that a Nightingale. We walked to were we had heard it and looked for what felt like hours but then it came out right in front of us.

It stayed there for about 5 seconds and then quickly flow away to another bush. Every now and then it did come out and show it self but not as good as the first time. After seeing that we walked on to another lake which had about 5 late Goldeneye swimming on it. After looking at the goldeneye we decided to make our way back to the caffee. On the way we saw Greenfinch, Reed Bunting and Red-legged Partridge. After having something to eat at the caffee we went on but nothing was worth mentioning other then the Cetti's Warbler that was heard singing, a Treecreeper and a few warblers.

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