Potteric Carr

We seem to be a little bit stuck on the Old Moor and Potteric Carr theme at the moment but that’s not a bad thing the nature at both sites is excellent and Potteric Carr wasn’t to disappoint today. It wasn’t long after arrival, near the Decoy Hide, that our ears were blasted by a Cettis Warbler from the bush near the pathway and after a bit of patience we managed to get some good views of this secretive warbler. Black-headed Gulls in abundance and seen from anywhere to roamed.

Beeston Hide after our dinner in the vain hope of catching the sound of the Bittern which had been booming over the last few days, alas we were beaten, after half an hour we gave in seeing only Pochard, Greylag Geese, Reed Bunting with Reed Warbler calling from the Phragmites, staying well hidden as they tend to do, we moved next door to the Willow Pool hide thinking we should hear the booming Bittern there if it decides to wake up. There was a bit more action here with the comings and goings to the feeders with Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Tit and Coal Tit making an appearance, we also enjoyed Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Dunnock, Reed Warbler, Magpie, Pheasants, Little Grebe, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallards and a male Great Spotted Woodpecker from our advantage point another grand day out.

Great Spotted Woodpecker ♂

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