The place is called Calvert Jubilee, in Buckinghamshire, and it’s a little gem of a place. A large lake, apparently about 80’ deep, (according to another gentleman I spoke to, and spent some time wandering around with there). He was the odd job man, he told me, and certainly knew a lot about the place.
The lake covers about 50 acres, and the rest of the reserve consists of woodland, left to do its own thing, which was great to see, and a large ‘heath’ type bit of land.
The 'wild wood'
One of the paths through the wood
The 'heathy' bit
Got off to a great start with 4 Buzzards soaring in the sky, and later, over the lake, a pair of Red Kite.
The Red Kites
Lots of Chiffchaff singing, and he told me quite a few other warblers visit through the summer too. One bird that eluded us both, despite his frequent calling though, was a Cetti’s Warbler.
One who wasn't too shy to sing, the Robin
Maybe next time I visit, I’ll see the Cetti’s Warbler, because it’s certainly on my favourite sites list.