Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Summer Leys LNR (Northants)

Great Crested Grebe

I have to say that the small Summer Leys LNR in Northamptonshire is one of my favourites, especially in the early mornings. Today was no exception and it was a real pleasure in the warm sunshine, just wandering around with no specific objectives. Two Green Sandpipers were my first for the year as was an eclipse Garganey, with a second bird which was more elusive and possibly female or juvenile. The wooded paths were alive with the song of Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers, Blackcap and Whitethroat. List of sightings at end of post.

Common Tern

Willow Warbler

Reed Warbler


Great Crested Grebe


Mute Swan

Reed Bunting

Todays Sightings:

Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Magpie; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Wood Pigeon; Jackdaw; Rook; Carrion Crow; Common Tern; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Gadwall; Mallard; Wigeon; Black Swan; Canada Goose; Lapwing; Moorhen; Reed Warbler; Willow Warbler; Reed Bunting; Shoveler; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Wren; Goldfinch; Blackbird; Robin; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Blackcap; Little Egret; Bullfinch; Cormorant; Teal; Starling; Cuckoo; Green Sandpiper; Whitethroat; Song Thrush; Garden warbler; Great Tit; Pied wagtail; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Sedge Warbler; Garganey; Pheasant; Chiffchaff.


Findlay Wilde said...

I really, really like the Great Crested Grebe shots. From Findlay

holdingmoments said...

Have to agree Kevin, it's also one of my favourites too. I was there on Saturday lol
Love the Great Crested Grebe shots.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thankyou Findlay.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Keith.

douglas mcfarlane said...

Alway's enjoy reading about our little ol' nature reserve, it's a handy spot to have on your doorstep, well done on the images Kevin

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Douglas - a great reserve but I couldn't help but thinking a little neglected?