Lakenheath

Last week I paid a short visit to Lakenheath in Suffolk.  I hadn’t been to this RSPB reserve for a few years but it was a lovely as ever and adorned by ladybirds.  It was relatively quiet; few people but also few wildlife species on display.  I was however entertained by a little egret feeding in front of the New Fen viewpoint.  First the bird stalked small fish with an impressive hit rate. 

 Little egret catching a fish

Little egret catching a fish

Later, it danced over the water chasing the numerous dragonflies and while it didn’t catch as many dragonflies as small fish, it did have the occasional success.

 Little egret catching a dragonfly

Little egret catching a dragonfly

At the Mere Hide, a lovely male kingfisher flew to one of the perches which are placed close to the hide.  It too caught a small fish before departing to a more distant part of the lake.  

 Kingfisher on a perch

Kingfisher on a perch

 Kingfisher with a small fish

Kingfisher with a small fish

I much enjoyed the visit and will return in the not too distant future.