A small group of Members visited Welney on a cool showery day and were greeted by hundreds of Swallows in flight and on the bridge. Some were still nesting in the hides and we also had good views as the Swallows dipped into the water. Generally, at this time of year, Welney abounds is dragonflies and other much smaller insects but the weather conditions did not encourage the insects etc to show themselves.
We returned to the cafe for lunch and a review of some prints before returning to the reserve to explore and take more photographs. We walked up to the Reed hide and watched a juvenile Reed Warbler feeding in the vegetation. As the rain arrived, we spent a bit of time in the hides before deciding the light was a bit dull.
(Images by Ann Miles, Dave McKay, Mark Gillett, Nick Akers)
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