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Potteric Carr

Another trip out to Potteric Carr setting off from home about 10:30am it not so good weather with fine drizzle following us most of the way but the clouds parted and the sun shone for most of the time we were there. We arrived about 11:30am so we headed off towards the cafe area for lunch first seeing on our way Tufted Duck, Mallards, Robins,Wren, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit and Great Tits. After dinner we sat ourselves in the Willow Pool hide and watched the birds coming into the feeders here we saw Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Robin, Moorhen, Coots, Mallards, Pheasant, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, and a splendid Great Spotted Woodpecker. We decided then on a walk down to Pickup Hide and on doing so flushed a Kingfisher from under the bridge on Mother Drain seeing its flash of blue heading away from us. On the walk we managed to add Treecreeper to the day list, at Pickup hide Mute Swan, Coot, and Mallards were present along with a Green Sandpiper.

We headed back then seeing very little else on our way around we stopped off eventually at Decoy Hide in the vain of a Bittern but alas today again wasn’t the day there was however some Pochard present, no butterflies today present from the previous dat when Brimstone and Peacock were seen we did manage a couple of ladybird

The days list (in no order) :-

Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Reed Bunting, Wren, Dunnock < Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Crow, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Pochard, Treecreeper, Bullfinch


Mute Swan

Potteric Carr

Out again on Bittern watch or watching spaces where Bittern should be, another place where Bittern had been seen daily up to today, I think they get wind of me going and then move on to reserves had been to a few days before. Anyway no Bittern today but a good walk around we had seeing various birds like Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long Tailed Tits. The main area for birdlife today was from around the Willow Pool Hide here we saw Coal Tit, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Pheasant, Dunnock, Bullfinch and Mallard. Outside the hide we had views of Redwing, Siskin, Redpolls and Blackbirds. A great day out ending off the 2011 wildlife year on a good note

Reed Bunting

Sunset Potteric Carr

The Day List (in no order) :-

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Crow, Robin, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Teal, Goldfinch, Wren, Bullfinch, Shelduck, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Shoveler, Lapwing, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Coal Tit, Coot,Pheasant, Greylag Goose, Dunnock, Redwing, Siskin, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel