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Friday, 1 July 2022

Dawn start at Strumpshaw Fen

If your reason for visiting this reserve is to see wildlife, rather than do a bit of 'den building' or 'foot dipping', then an early start is essential. I was hoping to finally add Goldcrest to the yearlist, but it wasn't to be! However, the early start was rewarded by close views of a pair of Chinese Water Deer fawns and an Otter, as well as decent shots of Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcaps and so on. A Barn Owl was hunting the meadow, but was always at the opposite end to me! I did finally catch up with a Spotted Flycatcher in the gloom of the woods.

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