• Flooding

    Once again we are basking in the aftermath of the fantastic British summer! The reserve flooded again on Saturday and it looks as though the impact on ground and low nesting breeding birds has been pretty devastating. We will be continuing to monitor and assess the impact as the flood waters start to recede, which thankfully they now are. As usual there will be lots of flood debris to clear up and paths to repair. The…

    • 26 Jun 2012
  • White-winged Black Tern

    The superb adult White-winged Black Tern is still showing well from Lin Dike hide this morning. There has been no sign of the Ruddy Shelduck so far today but a Garganey has been seen at Pickup and an Arctic Tern on Main Bay

    • 20 Jun 2012
  • Now look at the Garden Path...!

    Another busy week in the garden all the rain has caused the launch of everything green and pretty!

     When gardening for wildlife, the best spaces are often the untouched areas. So in the garden you will notice we have left longer areas of grass, certain areas of nettles and other wild plants.

     These au naturale areas, are brilliant for our wildlife as they allow them to remain un-disturbed.

    This is also a great indication…

    • 16 Jun 2012
  • Latest Sightings

    It looks as though the occupancy in the Sand Martin bank is approaching 30. We might have to consider building an extension at this rate!

    A Little Egret has been showing well most of the day from Pickup hide which has now been modified to make it more 'user friendly'.

    Elsewhere on the reserve Kingfishers, Cuckoos, Little Ringed Plover and Garganey ahve all been seen today.

    • 13 Jun 2012
  • Hello World!


    Hello World!

    We have been a bit quiet on our blog recently here at Fairburn but we are back. We will endeavour to keep people up to date with recent sightings, great pictures, news about events and stories from the reserve via the blog in a more "timely fashion" from now on.

    My name is Chris Woolner. I'm the new Visitor Experience Manager at Fairburn Ings. Anything do with people at the reserve is my thing…

    • 7 Jun 2012
  • Back Up the Garden Path...

    It has been such a busy few weeks down in the wildlife garden at RSPB Fairburn Ings that we hardly know where to begin!

     Lets start with the plants. Our aim was always to create a haven for wildlife and people alike.

    We hoped to achieve this through planting a variety of wildlife friendly plants, preferably native, that would provide food, shelter and interest the whole year through. We’ve therefore used plants such…

    • 2 Jun 2012