To day we visited RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve, situated at the other side of Leeds at Castleford.
Thanks to Pam, we found out they were having a Binocular and Telescope Hands on Weekend, which they hold every month. And I was after a new pair of Binoculars.
Without any fuss a pair of swarovski 8x25 was purchased, well I have been spoiled.
The weather was wonderful, and with my new binoculars I got to see many birds clearly, the only problem was they were so good that when I came to take a photo the birds were to far away!!!
It was nice to see the Tree Sparrows, and a good shot of a Shoveler , Wild flowers were growing everywhere. Chiffchaffs, Willow warblers, Reed bunting, and all your wetland birds were spotted.
We could hear the Cuckoo calling really well, but hidden well in the trees.
We stopped for lunch, looking through a gap in the trees over the river to another pond, Grey Heron, and two Terns were feeding, when not one but two Little Egrets landed on a old tree on the river bank.
Right at the far end of the reserve, some of the birds we saw were Kingfisher, Wren, Little ringed plover, and Wigeon.
It's my second visit here and on the first visit I was a little disappointed, but to day we had a lovely time especially seeing the Egrets.
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