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Today's sightings

Posted on 26th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Lady fen Lapwing Golden plover Little egret Main observatory Whooper swan – 50 Little grebe – 2 Wigeon Teal Shoveler Pochard – 50 Tufted duck – 5 Lapwing Golden plover Marsh harrier – 1 [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 25th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Great white egret – 1 on Lady Fen The reserve is looking fantastic today.  We had a brilliant sunrise over the Fens for our Swan’s awake event this morning.  Over 800 whooper swans took to the skies between 7-[...]

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Today's sightings

Posted on 24th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Visitor centre Kingfisher – 1 flew across the front pond between the car park and visitor centre Water rail – 1 Pond behind visitor centre

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Today's sightings

Posted on 23rd October 2014 by WWT Welney

Lyle hide Slavonian grebe – 1 Great crested grebe – 2

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Bewick's arrival

Posted on 20th October 2014 by WWT Welney

The first Bewick’s swans have arrived on the Ouse Washes today.  A small flock of seven birds were seen flying over the reserve this morning.  These birds have made an epic journey from Arctic Russia to over winter [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 17th October 2014 by WWT Welney

The washes at the back of the reserve have started to take on the first flood water of the winter and are currently flooded to a shallow level.  This is providing birds like wigeon, shoveler, teal, pintail and gadwall [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 16th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Lady Fen Ruff – 4 Snipe – 6 Redshank – 1 Lapwing – 120+ Little egret – 6 Teal Wigeon Mallard Pintail – 1 Brown hare – 1 Main observatory Whooper swans (resident & migratory) [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 11th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Lady Fen Snipe – 15 + Wigeon – 100+ Main lagoon Golden plover – 100+ Lapwing – 100+ Ruff – 1 Little grebe – 3 Teal Shoveler Gadwall Mallard Mute swan

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Todays sightings

Posted on 10th October 2014 by Louise Greenwood

Another 50 Whooper swans have flown in today taking our total onsite to over 100 Also on site Golden plover 100+ Ruff Black-tailed godwits Dunlin Snipe Peregrine Marsh harrier Sparrowhawk Kestrel Buzzard On the bird [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 9th October 2014 by Louise Greenwood

A great day to see whooper swans as they are flocking to WWT Welney.  The best place to see them is Friends hide we have had 50 fly in so far. Also on the reserve: Pintail Gadwall Marsh harrier Black – tailed …[...]

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