Birding at Grafham Water, UK

Birding at Grafham Water, UK

When: April 2017                       Weather : Cool  10-12C

Leica Q, Nikon P900

Grafham Water near Huntingtdon in Cambridgeshire has a reputation for being a renowned site for many water birds so we spent a few hours there recenlty.   As another blogger had recommended the Mander Road Car Park just past Perry, that’s where we headed.

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It was a quiet and peaceful morning at Grafham Water

 

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A cormorant welcomed us

 

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As we looked for the Mander Hide, a Greylag goose posed for us

 

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Arriving at Mander Hide which is just 5 min from the car park

 

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Three bird feeders had been placed just in front of the hide…

 

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The first bird to appear was a male chaffinch

 

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resplendent in his different shades of brown

 

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the rather duller female chaffinch

 

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female chaffinch

 

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Great tit

 

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great tit

 

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blue tit

 

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pied wagtail

 

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pied wagtail

 

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Dunnock

 

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dunnock

 

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the ubiquitous red breasted robin …seen all over the UK

 

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robin

 

We walked a lot further in to some of the other hides overlooking the lake but really didn’t see much more than at the Mander Hide…so if time is tight you could do worse than just birding at this one site….lunch afterwards at the Wheatsheaf Pub nearby was the perfect way to end the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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