There is certainly a lot to see at the lakes at current. The hedgerows are full of redwings and blackbirds gorging themselves on winter berries, whilst beautiful bullfinches can also be spotted. A bittern dropped into the Holywell reedbed by the car park on the 15th and a marsh harrier can also be seen quartering this area.

Two great white egrets have been seen amongst double figures of little egrets over at Moore lake, with three red headed smew also present. Drayton lagoon is packed full of wildfowl including tufted ducks, wigeon, coot and a slavonian grebe. If at this area of the reserve then why not have a look in the surrounding trees and see how many little egrets you can spot?

All in all the reserve is absolutely packed full of birds, with an afternoon stroll having the potential to produce as many as 75 different species.
It is the perfect time of year to wrap up warm and head out for a date with nature.
How many species can you spot around the reserve?

Photo credit: Luke Wake

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