Trip reports

LOUND LAKES - 21st May 2014

LOUND LAKES - 21st May 2014
Pat Chilvers

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Although the day was due to be damp and showery, the weather conditions were just fine allowing most participants to walk round in light clothing.
The day started with Carl Herrington, the warden for Lound Lakes, giving a brief history of the reserve and its acquisition by The Suffolk Wildlife Trust. We walked at a leisurely pace viewing some of the birds that are generally seen here. The highlight of the day was the finest song in Europe - the voice of the nightingale. Five other birds were heard, being chiffchaff, green woodpecker, sedge warbler, reed warbler and cuckoo. A further twenty-five species were seen including great spotted woodpecker and a whitethroat.
The majority of the attendees finished their day off with a picnic lunch within the SWT meadow garden.
Birds seen: red-legged partridge, oystercatcher, Egyptian goose, swallow, great spotted woodpecker, wren, robin, grey heron, dunnock, jay, mute swan, carrion crow, whitethroat, house martin, long-tailed tit, treecreeper, blue tit, magpie, coot, jackdaw, buzzard, wood pigeon, blackbird, chaffinch and great tit.

Charles Goddard