Thursday 23 February 2023

Lakenheath Reserve (RSPB) - Wednesday 22nd February 2023

 On a very misty morning just 5 of us made it to Lakenheath Nature Reserve.  With visibility limited by the mist wildlife sightings were pretty thin on the ground but, on the plus side, rain was less than had been forecast.

Most of us walked the 3mile circuit of the reserve stopping at the various hides and viewpoints but even when the mist had lifted there were very few subjects to photograph.  We spotted very distant marsh harriers and could hear cranes in the far distance.  A few ducks, coots and geese were seen and a lone muntjac deer on the bank of the Little Ouse.

We stopped at the Photographer's hide on our way back and were able to see a selection of smaller birds at the feeding stations including great, blue, coal and long-tailed tits, male and female reed bunting and green and gold finch.

In spite of a disappointing lack of wildlife it was great to be out in the fresh air and enjoy meeting up with a few friends.

A few of our images can be seen below:

Lakenheath in the Mist by Steve Gregory

Coot at Mere Hide by Tim Leonard

Greylag Geese in the Mist by Andy Caws

Muntjac by Di Jackson

Fenland Landscape by Steve Gregory

Greylags on the River Ouse by Tim Leonard

Long-tailed Tit by Di Jackson

Female Reed Bunting by Andy Caws

Male Reed Bunting by Di Jackson


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