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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
TRIP REPORT SUNDAY 13th MARCH
It poured down while I was on the A1 heading south & I thought I could be birding all on my little ownsome but thankfully the usual dozen or so stalwarts were there. We were greeted warmly by Neil, a good & true volunteer RSPB warden who gave us the gen & told us what we might not see unless we were particularly skillful. Needless to say our intrepid leader found them all for us & bullfinches by special request! Our list of species was not long but we thought the reserve was very user-friendly & full of promise at any season. There are no facilities on-site but Fen Drayton has an excellent pub!
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
OLD SULEHAY WOOD
3 degrees Celsius & a light NE wind do not provide the best conditions for birds or their watchers! Nevertheless 13 intrepids went looking for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker – they dipped! Substitute Green Woodpeckers were heard & the leader claimed to have seen one but it turned out to be a thistle. On a more positive note, were excellent views of Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Tits of most sorts, Red Kite, Buzzard with disapproving Sparrowhawk. It was dry underfoot & it didn’t rain. We know the old current bun is there somewhere & we hope to see him on future outings.