Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Titchmarsh LNR (Northants)

With one thing and another it's taken me a while to sort out photos etc from our recent trip to Norfolk. So I'm going to start off with a stop we made on the way to our digs in Little Snoring, this was a reserve I found that was directly on our route just off the A605, Titchmarsh LNR which is a Northants Wildlife Trust reserve and what a cracking place it is too. With I think 6 hides (although one has been wrecked by some mindless idiots), we visited 3 hides in the time we had and enjoyed our walk around the various lakes and streams.

We got off to a brilliant start as we entered the reserve. two red kites and a buzzard (together!) flew over us:

 We were now dodging some heavy showers, but continued our walk finding Green Woodpeckers, Bullfinch, various Tits, Wren and Blackbirds galore.
The water proved productive as well:

As well as the Littkle Egret, Gadwall and loads of Wigeon, we came across; Cormorant, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Teal. Goldeneye, Greylag, Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen and this Reed Bunting trying to hide:

So a good start to our week in Norfolk, a total of 30 species. We did make one more stop in the Golden Pheasant Triangle at dusk but no luck was had.. Maybe next time.

Our adventures in Norfolk are to be continued..............................................

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