Following the latest flooding we have acquired a new reed bed on the reserve. See the picture below. Maybe other Authorities could consider this environmentally sensitive approach to traffic calming?


Sightings wise things have been a bit quiet as you might imagine. There were 100 Pink-footed Geese flying west yesterday, several Grey Wagtails have passed through, a few Pintail have returned to spend the winter with us and a Marsh Harrier has been seen daily. All paths and hides are now accessible although some of the paths are still muddy and some were damaged by the flooding so please take extra care when you are out and about. The road between Allerton Bywater and the visitor centre is still flooded so to access the reserve you can either drive through Fairburn village or through Ledston and Ledsham and down Back Newton Lane.