Sunday, June 02, 2013

In the shadow of a power station. 1-6-13

In years gone by I spent a lot of time fishing matches all over the place, one venue was Willington on the Trent, we went yesterday with the cameras instead.
The old gravel workings at Repton are now a nature reserve with lakes, grassland and scrub, the place is alive with the noise of wild life.
There are pits still being worked and lots of gravel piles around, on these we spotted Oystercatchers, ducks of a few types, swallows and swifts.
 The last viewing platform down the lane gives the best view over the lake but the interesting part is the field 1/2 way down on the right, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat and Grasshopper warbler can all be heard in the field edges and scrub, this is one place due for a return visit.

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