First Lakenheath visit of 2016!

Lakenheath Fen

Lakenheath Fen
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Lakenheath Fen

First Lakenheath visit of 2016!

  • I've been meaning to visit this lovely reserve again since going for the corvid roost walk last December......somehow I've never quite made it here until today!  It was the most perfect winter's day for a nice, long walk up to the Joist Fen viewpoint and back again - and there was plenty about:

    An obliging female reed bunting from the New Fen viewpoint.

    A number of what looked like lesser black-backed gulls flying in formation.  I was a bit bemused as I didn't realise they flew like this....or that they should be here at this time of year.

    A beautiful coot flaunting its feathers in the glorious sunlight.

    Awwwww.  I love mute swans.

    A male marsh harrier floating above the reeds near the Joist Fen viewpoint.

    An elegant grey heron in silhouette.

    There were loads of greylag geese on the move, all noisily announcing their arrival!

    More mute swans, in the air this time.

    This beautiful, glowing kestrel would not look in my direction.

    One of a growing number of rooks in the woodland.

    A blue tit poses at the Visitor Centre.

    This was a nice surprise - a water rail, also at the Visitor Centre.

    I'm finishing with a colourful goldfinch.  Hope you enjoy these!

  • Thanks for this post Clare. It was great to see you and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.

    David White, Visitor Experience Officer

  • Great photos Clare - this is one I still need to visit!

  • Great photos Clare, love the swans.

  • Thanks, all!  Lee, am I right in thinking that David's latest blog post featured your photography?

  • Hi Clare, yes, I was over there Sunday morning.

  • You got some beauties!  I especially love the heron and its reflection, though your bearded tit is stunning as well.

  • Thank you. Looking forward to going back and Minsmere.