It’s been another couple of lovely weeks at Fairburn Ings, with lots of visitors, volunteers and staff sharing their many and varied wildlife sightings with us. Don’t forget that you can post your sightings online – tag us on Twitter or Facebook – or add to the sightings books at each site in person!
Juvenile long-tailed tit (AV archive) - photo by Mac Wontorowski
The reserve is now looking very lush and green, and wildflowers can be found throughout. Once again, the bitterns have been putting on a show for several of our visitors at the Pickup Hide. There are also lots of chicks and juvenile birds around, like long-tailed tits, which are always lovely to see at this time of year. Swallows and sand martins have also been seen feeding over the water in numbers, and swifts have been screeching away in the sky.
Sightings for the past two weeks include:
Wildflowers outside the Little Owl Café, St Aidan's - photo by Katie Ritchie
Once again, a multitude of exciting sightings have been reported within St Aidan’s too! As we make the transition from Spring into Summer, there are always new sightings and experiences to be had. Many young birds are reaching the fledgling stage, and the recent warm days have offered a welcome sight of plenty of butterflies.
Some of the many sightings reported to us recently are below:
We hope to see you in the Aire Valley soon to spot some of this amazing wildlife yourself! Please do tell us about it too; we would love to hear what you’ve seen out and about on our sites.
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