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Friday, 3 May 2013

Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire

Common Whitethroat


An early morning visit to Paxton Pits near St Neots in the hope of seeing and hearing Nightingale. Glad I went early as when I returned to the car park, it was full to overflowing! On arrival, I headed along the Heronry Trail as far as the river and then spent the time at Wrays House. This was a good spot that soon produced Nightingale, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, and Common Whitethroat. Someone spotted what they thought was a Goldcrest but closer observation revealed a superb Firecrest! Full sightings can be found at the end of this post.

Nightingale














Common Whitethroat





Willow Warbler




Great Tit




Blackcap







Todays Sightings:

Great Crested Grebe; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Coot; Common Tern; Wood Pigeon; Green Woodpecker; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Dunnock; LBB Gull; Blackbird; Nightingale; Mute Swan; Sparrowhawk; Song Thrush; Robin; Chiffchaff; Cuckoo; Mallard; Willow Warbler; Common Whitethroat; Swallow; Blackcap; Canada Goose; Pheasant; Firecrest; Wren; Buzzard; Goldcrest; Collared Dove; Blue Tit; Garden Warbler; Jay; Pochard; Red Kite; Treecreeper; Moorhen; Great Tit; Jackdaw; Rook; Starling; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Greenfinch; Yellowhammer; Bullfinch; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; House Sparrow.

2 comments:

holdingmoments said...

You got better shots of the Nightingale than I did when I went a little while ago. A cracking bird to see and hear.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Keith. Indeed a great bird, and I think I was lucky and privilaged.