Thursday, 28 August 2014
Tubney Fen, Near Reach - Cambridgeshire.
This little watched reed bed is associated with nearby Wicken Fen ( National Trust ) and on its day can hold quite a variety of birds.
It has an '' open plan '' hide that can be a bit like a wind tunnel when the wind is from the east. The scrape comes within ten feet of the hide and a nearby barbed wire fence provides good perching opportunities, a very photographer friendly site.
This linnet is one of many that visit from the surrounding peat based agricultural land, this male is a classic representation of the species.
I have spent many a happy hours here watching Hobby's hawking and visiting Marsh Harriers floating over the reeds..