PAXTON PITS CAMBRIDGESHIRE 9th MAY 2011
I met Keith at his house at 5am. and we set off on our quest to Paxton Pits primarily in search of Nightingales. The sun was rising on what we hoped would be a rewarding day and we weren’t disappointed. On arriving in the car park at just gone 5.30 almost the first birdsong we heard was a Nightingale.........But in order to save wear and tear on my typing finger (lazy or what?) and as Keith has already posted the day’s events on his excellent blog I’ll let you read all about it there!
Here are some of my photographs from a wonderful day’s birding.
The purpose of our quest, lots singing but not easy to see, this is the best I could do !
....other birds 'on show'
In the warm sunny weather Dragonflies and Damselflies were out in force.
|Male and Female Banded Demoiselles|
|Red-eyed Damselfly (male)|
|Southern Damselfly (female) (I think !)|
And the best dragon of the day.....
|Scarce Chaser (immature male)|
And for me the highlight of the day. and something I have not seen before, Cuckoos, up to three noisily chasing each other around the sky in what we assumed to be territorial disputes.
All in all a most enjoyable day.