Paxton Pits

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is in the village of Little Paxton, near St. Neots in Cambridgeshire.  The weather was uncharacteristically warm for February and we spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon there.

We walked the entire length of the “Heron Trail” without seeing a heron and spent around half an hour in the “Kingfisher Hide” without seeing a kingfisher, but that didn’t matter as there was plenty to see.

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Fence and shadows

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The hide was set up for bird watching, but seemed to attract squirrels as well!

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The Heronry South Lake

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Abandoned machinery

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The Heronry North Lake

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Tree on the river bank

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Reed Reflections

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Aggregate Industries Works

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No Excuses!

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Tree Stumps

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Back at the Heronry South Lake

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Sunlight on Wood

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Great Crested Grebe

All photos taken with a Tamron 70-300 lens, which I’ve decided isn’t really sharp enough at the 300mm end for bird photography!

We will return!

 

 

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