Monday, 14 May 2018

A morning visit to RSPB Lakenheath

We spent a very enjoyable morning at Lakenheath today. Starting with a quick look at the new photography hide, which looks out onto a small area with feeders and some positioned perches with mature trees bordering the back and one side.

New photography hide 

Cuckoos were calling throughout the visit and we enjoyed some nice flight views of two birds. Bitterns were heard "booming" regularly and we had flight views of three individuals from Fen Hide and Joist Fen and also found another Bittern sitting among the reeds from Fen Hide. A single Hobby was seen flying across the reeds and we managed good scope views when it landed in a tree West of the viewpoint. The reedbeds were alive with Reed and Sedge Warblers as well as Reed Bunting and Whitethroats. Several Bearded Tits were also heard "pinging". On the return walk, Brian picked out a drake Garganey on the flood for another year tick. 
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the morning was when the warden decided to use the toilets and found a live mole running around inside the cubicle!

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