|Summer Leys NR, Northamptonshire
|Sedge Warbler - Very few photos opportunities during my visit!
After leaving the hide I was extremely lucky as I emerged almost adjacent to a field which, according to a new report, had a Whinchat showing. Scanning the field in question, which I believe was on Mary's Lane, it wasn't long before I had decent scope views of the bird. Which was flying from posts onto higher fencing which overlooked a further pool, a fifth year tick! While here a ploughed area of the field held three stunning Yellowhammer, almost like canaries in the stark contrast of the dark soil. A little further on I paused for a time at the feeders and while here scoped the pools, recording a couple of late stayers, with both Wigeon and drake Goldeneye.
The remainder of the 2 mile circuit yielded of note: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, (2) Buzzard, (2) Green Woodpecker, (3) Sedge Warbler, (2) Cetti's Warbler and several more Swift and Common Tern. An excellent reserve and one which I will certainly visit more often!