Walking along, listening to our guide talk about how the reserve came about and the work they do there, he would suddenly stop mid-sentence and point at a bird flying past or listen to a bird song and tell us what was there. We saw lots of things that I would have probably missed otherwise, including a family of Long Tailed Tits, Kestrels, Green Woodpeckers, a Willow Warbler and a Kingfisher. There were several Herons around and one flew directly over us. No fear of missing that one, as it was huge and looked like a dinosaur!
|A Heron in the reeds|
There were lots of dragonflies flying around and they've had Hobbies there for the last few days, eating the dragonflies. Unfortunately we didn't see any today.
There were lots of signs of foxes (fox poo on the paths), voles (little runs through the long grass) and badgers (runs through the grass and badger toilets).
|A badger trail|
|A badger toilet!|
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