Rural to urban East Midlands adventure.

I’m currently off school for my two week Easter break. I’ve been making the most of it by having my trail camera up at many different locations every night, visiting lots of local nature reserves and going on day trips wildlife watching.

Yesterday I found myself in the sunny East Midlands. I started off at a Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Attenborough. Here I managed to get lots of photos of the waterfowl, the visitors to the different feeding stations, the landscape and have a look at their super new Sand Martin hide! This was the rural part of my adventure as I then found myself watching out for peregrine falcons at Derby Cathedral which is located in the heart of Derby city. I visited the Cathedral looking for peregrines last year and I saw a pair together. Unfortunately I didn’t see the falcons this time but I will be returning in the next month or two as they have eggs in their nest and it would be great to see the fledgling young. Here’s my blog post about when I last visited –

Here are the photos that I took whilst out yesterday.

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The view from the new Sand Martin hide.
The entrance to the new Sand Martin hide.
The new Sand Martin hide.





Derby Cathedral.
Where the Derby Peregrines are filmed from.

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