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Reserve access

Posted on 22nd November 2014 by WWT Welney

Wellies are now needed to access the Reedbed hide.  The summer walk and dragonfly ponds have been closed due to water levels increasing. There are still plenty of birds to see, with the increasing water levels forcing the[...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 20th November 2014 by WWT Welney

Golden plover Black-tailed godwits – 1200+ Dunlin – 40 Ruff Redshank Snipe Curlew Wigeon Teal Shoveler Pintail Tufted duck Pochard Whooper swan Mute swan Shelduck – 2 (Friends hide) Marsh harrier –[...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 15th November 2014 by WWT Welney

Bird ringing station: Water rail – 1 Great tit – 8 Blue tit – 11 Goldcrest – 2 Wren – 2 Robin – 1 House sparrow – 2 Blackbird – 2 Dunnock – 3 Chaffinch – 2 [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 14th November 2014 by Louise Clewley

A beautiful sunset for the 3:30 feed a fantastic sight seeing the swans fly in after their feed on the fields during the day.  Great views of a barn owl gliding around the reedbed to the right of the main …

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Todays sightings

Posted on 13th November 2014 by Louise Clewley

9 cranes flew infront of the main observatory and landed infront of Lyle hide

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Wetland bird count

Posted on 12th November 2014 by Louise Clewley

Today Louise the warden went out on a 13 mile hike around the washes to record how many wildfowl and waders are onsite. Redwing 102 Fieldfare 135 Mistle Thrush 1 Mute swan 74 Heron 8 Mallard 991 Wigeon 4563 Shelduck &#[...]

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Dawn swan count

Posted on 11th November 2014 by Louise Clewley

This morning we went out at the crack of dawn to count how many swans were roosting on the reserve.  We need to get there before they fly off to the surrounding fields to feed on potatoes and sugar beet …

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Rough-legged buzzard and more

Posted on 7th November 2014 by WWT Welney

Rough-legged buzzard – 1 (to the back of Lady Fen) Whooper swan – 2000+ Bewick’s swan – 20

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Today's sightings

Posted on 6th November 2014 by WWT Welney

Lady Fen Bewick’s swans – 5 (2 adults with 3 cygnets) Main observatory Dunlin – 18 Ruff – 3 Black-tailed godwit – 300 Pintail – 7 Gadwall – 4 Shoveler Pochard Wigeon Teal Mallard [...]

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Rough-legged buzzard

Posted on 2nd November 2014 by Louise Clewley

Highlights for today include a Rough-legged buzzard showing well on lady fen perched in a tree best seen from the café verandah. Swan dawn count 1662 Whooper swans 10 Bewick’s swan – Friends hide

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