Warnham Nature Reserve

Yesterday I went to Warnham Nature Reserve

As it was sunny and warm there were many insects and butterflies around such as Common Blues, Skippers, Meadow Browns and Peacocks. Here are a couple of photos I took of the common blue although one of them looked a bit battered:

Common Blue Underwing

Common Blue
A Cricket also made an appearance as it posed to have its photo taken.

Cricket
The feeders were quiet, with only 6 species appearing- Robin, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch and Wood Pigeon.

Although in the hide that looks over the lake it was a bit busier with 9 species turning up. There was a pair of Mute Swans, Mallard as usual, Tufted Duck as well as 4 Grey Heron (2 were fishing) and Coot. There was also a Little Grebe and a Great Crested Grebe. In the distant reeds I could see a Reed Warbler flitting around. My highlight were a juvenile and male Kingfisher that kept flying around the lake, landing on a perch and then diving for fish. The juvenile then was fed the fish when the adult had made a successful dive and then they both flew off.


Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. I was there on Sunday! I saw three kingfishers but it was cloudy so the meadow wasn't very active. Great blog!

    David.

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    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for the comment, do you regularly go to Warnham?
      Mya

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    2. Yes, every couple of weeks. It is not far from where I live. I really like the meadow area and the harvest mice in the café.

      David.

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  2. Me too! I didn't realise you were the same age as me :) How long have you been into wildlife and photography?

    Mya

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    1. Just over two years. I was inspired by Springwatch and started to take photos of the bird feeder with my Mum's compact. How did you start?

      David

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    2. I've been into wildlife for about 4 years. I got into photography when I wanted to record the wildlife I had seen and also like you I was inspired by Springwatch. Now I have a Cannon 600D and I have started bird ringing.

      Mya

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    3. I started mainly with a good cheap compact before going onto a Nikon Coolpix P520 and I currently have A Nikon D3200. I have started putting two trail cams out at Buchan's heathland, (Target Hill).

      David

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    4. I live a few minutes away from Buchan Park and I've been up there lots of times! I have been thinking about getting a trail camera...

      Mya :)

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    5. I would really recommend getting one! They are great fun and show what happens when people aren’t around. They help you know what is in the area.

      David

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    6. Which brand is yours? I think I will put one on my birthday list ;)

      Mya

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    7. I have a LTL ACORN Ltl-5210a, however I think there are newer trail cameras in the LTL ACORN range. However there are clones out there that are not as good.

      David

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