This was our first trip to Middleton Lakes and it didn't disappoint. Even though it was early March we still saw some great birds. Our target for the day was the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, which we didn't see, but with both Great Spotted and Green on site it wasn't too disappointing. 50 species for a 3 hour recce was very good, and with the summer visitors still to arrive this reserve could easily give a 60+ count.
I'm looking forward to taking more people around this exciting part of the midlands.
I think it is a good place for photographing birds too, especially water birds, as you can get really low for those eye level shots