Bittern booming and avocet chicks

BOOM!! We have a Bittern booming in the Reedbed @WWTMartinMere. They are here every year but fingers crossed we have a lady Bittern this year!!

All the hard work from the volunteers and the reserve team over the winter has paid off!!

Photo of a bittern in flight from yesterday by Joe Maddison

The first Avocet chicks of the year have hatched and are running around Woodend Marsh @WWTMartinMere we have 30 pairs this year (50% increase on last year). They are loving the predator fence. The best hide to see them from is the Tomlinson hide.

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