RSPB Ouse Fen

I’m always hopeful of interesting sightings along The Reedbed Trail at RSPB Ouse Fen. Saw lots of Hobbies and Terns as well as Marsh Harriers and Warblers there earlier in the year.Visited today with Mrs Sciencebase, two or three Marsh Harriers in evidence, lots of gulls, a single Kestrel, one or two Buzzard, big Lapwing flock, Grey Heron, waterfowl, Little Egret, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, Stone Chat pair, and the pew, pew, pew sound of Bearded Reedlings of which we saw a few but didn’t get any great shots. But, at least confirmed what I thought I heard earlier in the year and nice to know they’re colonising a local reserve. Oh, and as we were leaving, we saw a fox, other visitors with dogs unwittingly scared it into the trees.

Buzzard (Buteo buteo) takes flight

Female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Mrs & Mrs Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), RSPB Ouse Fen, VC29

Bearded Reedling wouldn’t turn to the camera before flying off!

Goldfinch alighting on barbed wire fence at RSPB Ouse Fen
Some of a flock of 500 or so Lapwing over RSPB Ouse Fen
Vulpes vulpes at RSPB Ouse Fen

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