Attracted by posts depicting redpolls and siskins I decided on a visit to Messingham Sand Quarry Lincs Wildlife Trust reserve despite the poor weather forecast. Although I largely managed to stay dry, it was a pretty miserable morning with heavy drizzly showers, although, when the sun did appear it provided some magnificent light. I followed the usual summer macro route round the reserve but visited both hides; not the norm when hunting butterflies and dragonflies. I failed to find the redpolls but the siskins were there in numbers - about 50 - feeding on alder cones. I was also pleased to hear two cetti's warblers singing there startlingly loud jangling song, over nearly befor it has begun. As usual though neither bird showed itself despite being very close. I was also pleased to find a singing song thrush close to the car park.
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