⛅ Friday 28th April 2017 ~ I had planned my usual visit to Brandon Marsh today but instead decided on a change, heading off to Summer Leys Nature Reserve in Northamptonshire. There came a point when I regretted my decision, having took nearly two hours (normally 40mins) to get there due to a motorway closure but I'm glade I persevered!
My first stop was the Pioneer Hide and it wasn't long before I was scanning thirty or so terns, mostly Common but eventually picking out two Arctic Terns before a single Black Tern took my eye. I was chatting away to a nice lady called Sue about the terns when a commotion to the right caught our attention, a group of Black-headed Gulls mobbing a Bittern. The bird circled twice before dropping down into the reeds at the scrape area. A delighted Sue and I said I'd give her a mention ✋ to my reader! Several Little Egret to be found today and a brief view of a Great White Egret in flight over towards the Paul Britten Hide was an added bonus.
|Bullfinch at the feeders ~ Not too many photo opportunities today!|
|Record shot of my 1st Garden Warbler of the year!|