Latest Sightings

It has been a busy week with lots of different chicks all over the reserve. On the mere we have shelduck ducklings as well as the first black-headed gull chicks on the islands. Look out for these little bundles of fluff amongst the vegetation. The blue tit and great tit also have chicks in many of the boxes across the site.

Waders are showing well at the moment with 16 avocet nests outside Tomlinson hide with many other nests on the other islands. We have had a good number of little ringed plover on site as well with 20 outside of Ron Barker on Thursday as well as common sandpiper and the odd avocet.

Hobby have also been on site with views from Ron Barker hide and over the mere. Watch out for the marsh harrier from Ron Barker as they have a nest in the reedbed around Vinson's (pool on left from Ron Barker).

Garganey are also present on site at the moment with birds being seen from Ron Barker and the first swift of the year.

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