Water levels have again increased on the Ouse Washes, the Wash road A1101 is now closed. The main hide and wing hides are open. All other hides and footpaths are currently closed due to flooding. Swan feeds and hare walks are continuing as normal. We have an exciting programme of events and activities over the coming months, with plenty to see and do, we look forward to welcoming you for a visit.

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Whooper swans arrive from Iceland

Posted on 03 Oct 2019

We have now welcomed back over 100 whooper swans who will spend their winter on the Ouse Washes. These birds have successfully made the 1,200 mile migration from Iceland across the North Atlantic Ocean, Scotland and Northern England. Scenes of swans grazing on the reserve and bathing in the pools, are making it feel that autumn is well and truly here. As well as the increase in swans, ducks such as teal and wigeon can be seen arriving and flocking up, and the first flocks of lapwing can be seen across the landscape.