Priory Country Park is a former gravel pits located on the South East edge of Bedford, adjacent to the River Great Ouse. Find us at Barkers Lane off A428, or in Priory Business Park off A421 Bedford bypass. Admission is Free with access to the Visitor centre and 2 hides, one overlooking the main lake and one on the Finger lakes. You will find Winter wildfowl, passage terns and waders, and Water Rail all year.
We were in the Rough chatting with EG who was ringing again this weekend when this cheeky chap wandered through:
Looked like a youngster and quite skinny which may explain what happened next. EG went off to do a net round and found the Fox trying to steal a Blackbird from the net! EG managed to rescue the bird but not before it had sustained a few nasty looking injuries. Not sure if it survived the encounter but will update when I hear from EG.
This female Kestrel was keeping an eye out for any passing small mammals on 100 Acre.
There is a guided bird walk tomorrow starting at 8am. Meet at the visitor centre.