Sunday 12 February 2012
On 12th a visit to a few sites really paid off - first stop was Blunham Lake and a drake Goosander. Next off was a quick look at the hole in the ice at Wyboston Lakes from the Little Barford side of the river. After checking the lake for ducks I thought about taking a few pics of the site from the river’s edge. I walked a few paces towards the river bank and something big and brown flew out from underneath my feet - a Bittern! I (and some dog walkers) must have walked straight past it on my way in. Later on while checking Chimney Corner I found three Pintails on the ice, and in the Brogborough Lake roost I finally saw my first Med Gull of the year.