You always know when you are leaving summer behind when all the breeding birds and their youngsters have started to move on and you start to see the autumn visitors and migrants arrive.

It has been a busy time at Hollesley marshes with the scrape and surrounding fields being topped and the sheep being moved around to get the grazing just right. The water is drawing down exposing more muddy edges and attracting waders in to feed on all the invertebrates available.

This last week on the scrape we have had up to 12 Black tailed godwits, 3 Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 66 Dunlin, Little stint, Common sandpiper, Green sandpiper, Common greenshank, Redshank, Kingfisher, up to 4 Wheatear, 5 Ruddy shelduck, 60 Teal, Wigeon, Ringed plover and Little ringed plover.

Disturbance warning - We are planning to brushcut around the outside of the electric fence this coming Friday 8th September. 

Anonymous