Following the clear instructions from the Government on Monday evening for us all to remain at home apart from a limited number of allowed activities, we are closing our reserve to visitors until further notice.

This means we will close our car park, toilets, hides and trails to the public. These measures are on top of the earlier closure of our visitor centre. It is with great sadness that we ask people to refrain from visiting the RSPB, to help us restrict the spread of coronavirus.

Our efforts will now move to helping the millions of people spending time at home. We are determined to do our bit to try and help connect people with the amazing wildlife to be seen in gardens or from balconies or windows, and offer some hope and joy in these difficult times.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will also be helping people to share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things they can do for wildlife close to home. Follow our Facebook, Twitter and blog.

Thank you for your support, our work to save nature will continue in these challenging times.

 Image: Paul Jubb

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