Trip reports

RSPB Trip to Whisby Nature Park Sunday 22 April 2018

Nightingale singing
RSPB Images

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The group left Huddersfield at 8:30 am arrived at Whisby an hour and 45 minutes later to a fine warm day. The previous few week had been particularly cold and miserable so the summer migrants were just beginning to show themselves. We were told a single Nightingale had arrived just the day before and settled on coot lake walk. It took a bit of perseverance but most people managed to see and hear the bird and some got very good views. Also seen by a lucky few on the waterway next to coot lake walk was a grass snake swimming down the stream. A good selection of Warblers were seen including Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat. A Cuckoo was heard and seen by a number of the group. A good number of water fowl was on the lake including an Egyptian goose. An Orange Tip butterfly was also spotted along with a small toad.

Everyone enjoyed the trip and the good weather was much appreciated after the long cold winter and early spring. Over sixty species of bird were seen. 34 people attended the trip at a cost of £14 each. We left for home at 5:00 pm arriving back in Huddersfield at 6:45 pm.