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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


Moorhen


Redshank


Shoveler



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.

4 comments:

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!