Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 11 May 2012

Summer Leys LNR (Northants)

Peacock Butterfly

Another early start this morning, heading for pastures new - Summer Leys LNR near Wellingborough, Northants. Last Saturday, I visited briefly, but it was very busy and no car parking spaces! I was determined to go back and have a good look around, so it was at 0600 that I arrived and enjoyed having the reserve to myself! The reserve is very pleasant, moreso in the sunshine, with four hides and about a two mile walk.

Nothing exceptional about but it was just a pleasure to wander "lonely as a cloud" and attempt to obtain some images. A full list of sightings can be found at the end of this post.

Black Headed Gull

Drake Shelduck

Little Egret

Tufted Duck

Blue Tit




Song Thrush

Todays Sightings:

Chaffinch; Magpie; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Wood Pigeon; Jackdaw; Goldfinch; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Rook; Reed Bunting; Pochard; Coot; Little Egret; Canada Goose; Mallard; Gadwall; Great Crested Grebe; Common Tern; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Cormorant; Moorhen; Common Whitethroat; Robin; Blackbird; Wren; Garden Warbler; Collared Dove; Starling; Blackcap; Dunnock; Skylark; Blue Tit; Willow Warbler; Green Woodpecker; Swallow; Lapwing; Shoveler; Redshank; Pied Wagtail; Cuckoo; Shelduck; Reed Warbler; LBB Gull; Swift; Dunlin; Little Ringed Plover; Great Tit; Chiffchaff; Greenfinch; Grey Heron; Oystercatcher; Pheasant; Sand Martin; Song Thrush; Sedge Warbler; Cettis Warbler; Teal; Bullfinch; Kestrel; House Martin.


kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely set of photos, always nice to see butterflies out and about, the Little Egret shots are great

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you for your comment. I agree about the butterflies, just wish they would stay still to be photographed! I'm glad you're enjoying myimages.

Central Birder said...

Great shots Kevin & good to see you are blogging again.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Steve. I had to continue - was missing it!