Kirkby Pits Lincolnshire Trust Reserve.

As I had to visit Sleaford this morning I was able to call in at Kirkby Pits on my way home to Grimsby. Although I took no pictures there was plenty of activity. It was a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon although a little cooler than of late. The pits were drier than my last visit in the summer. It was wonderful to see large numbers of lapwing (about 100). There were also many mallard with a sprinkling of other wildfowl. The sound of wigeon whistling was magical. The ducks and waders kept being put up by a passing buzzard - not something that would have happened in Lincolnshire a decade ago! I was pleased to see a Little Stint although it was too far away even for a 500 lens with 1.4 converter.