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Join us on our next coach trip - to Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is near St. Neot's. We can think of no better way to celebrate the overdue arrival of spring than to get out and hear the song of the nightingale, and no better place to do that than Paxton Pits. And not only nightingales. The delightful mixture of habitats also attracts other songsters - cuckoos and a suite of warblers - including garden, grasshopper, willow, reed, whitethroats, chiff chaff and blackcap. There are nesting terns, herons and cormorants, and in the past we have seen turtle doves and otters. Add to that butterflies, dragonflies and a tame black squirrel, excellent facilities with toilets, a visitor centre selling hot and cold drinks and soup, and you have the perfect antidote to winter.

Booking for the coach trip is essential. RSPB members £15.00, non-members £16.00. Contact[masked] 7232. Please be punctual - the coach will not hang around for ages for stragglers.

Make sure you come properly dressed for walking in the countryside, with warm and waterproof clothing. We will be walking around the reserve and there may well be showers. Bring your binoculars and/or telescope to get the best views of wildlife, and your camera if you like to take photos.

 

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  • moira

    i regret i am ill. enjoy. any chance of postponing it?

    May 17, 2013

    • Czech C.

      I'm afraid we couldn't postpone Moira. hope you're feeling better.

      May 19, 2013

    • moira

      thx for your message. hope to come next time. it sounds special.

      May 19, 2013

  • Czech C.

    We saw 67 bird species yesterday. There were several species of warblers in evidence, although some were heard but not seen. We all heard Nightingales, but not everyone saw one. Garden warbler was special and there were the usual suspects such as Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats and Willow warblers. Some of us had a great view of a Hobby for several minutes as it glided low over the lake catching insects on the wing; and there was a Red-crested pochard on the far side of the lake. Although it wasn't sunny it didn't rain either - so can't complain.

    May 19, 2013

  • Czech C.

    Hi folks, I'm not going to rate this meetup as, being the organiser, you could say that I'm biased. However, I will say that we saw 67 species of birds altogether and I had my best ever view of a Hobby. The Hobby is arguably our most elegant species of falcon and for several minutes I watched this one flying low over the lake catching insects. I also had my best ever views of a Garden warbler. It was making its alarm call, so I suspect we may have been near its nest. It was my first visit to this delightful reserve, but I shall definitely be going there again.

    May 19, 2013

  • Georgia

    Next trip I will be there :) have fun!

    1 · May 16, 2013

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