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Leica BirdBox at Lackford Lakes SWT

Lackford Lakes set up

We arrived at Lackford Lakes Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve bright and early and Rob soon had the Leica Birdbox open and ready for the public to arrive at opening time. We just had time for very quick look around before the visitors came in. A Garganey on the boating lake was a nice bird to find, good start. At the next lake we watched a Great crested Grebe feeding its well grown chick.

Lackford Lakes GC Grebe

Lots of birds on the lakes here including some passage waders with Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Black tailed Godwits. All to soon it was time to head back in time for the first people to arrive.

Lackford Lakes bee

Plenty of visitors to this popular reserve and we were kept very busy indeed talking birds, birding and binoculars. The free prize draw to win a pair of Leica binoculars was a big draw and nearly every visitor to the reserve entered!

The visitor centre over looks a pool where there are bird feeders with the usual tits and finches coming to feed but we were shocked by what we saw next!

Lackford Lakes Moorhen up

Lackford Lakes Moorhen on 1

Lackford Lakes Moorhen on 2

Lackford Lakes Moorhen down

Who would have thought a Moorhen would have used a bird feeder? You are always learning when it comes to birds!

But THE highlight of our time at Lackford Lakes SWT was a little way down a path beyound the visitor centre. A hide over looked a pool with stick perches over the water and we didn't have to wait long before the star turn flashed in!

Lackford Lakes King 1

Lackford Lakes King 2

Lackford Lakes King 3

Lackford Lakes King 4

We hope you will forgive us for posting four similar pictures but Kingfishers are just stunning! These are just a tiny number of the hundreds of images of this gorgous bird we took as it dazzled us all.

A huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Lackford Lakes SWT for making us so welcome and a big thank you to all the lovely visitors that came along. To find out more about this great reserve please visit...

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We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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