We have been very lucky recently with some very exciting species of bird being seen on the reserve an on our tern island we have a large number of Common Tern and some Black-Headed Gulls beginning to nest. Below is a list of some of the species we have seen on the reserve over the last few weeks.

Spoonbills

Three individuals appeared on the reserve very recently and have been seen feeding in the pools in front of the visitor centre.


Three spoonbills seen from the visitor centre, Image – Katie Bell

Glossy Ibis

A single Glossy Ibis has been seen feeding amongst the pools in front of the visitor centre.

Little Gull

At least one adult three juveniles have been spotted in front of the visitor centre recently.

Marsh Harrier

The female marsh harrier has been seen regularly from the visitor centre and Fen hide


Female Marsh Harrier, Image - RSPB

Garganey

A very handsome looking male Garganey has been seen from the visitor centre.


Male Garganey, Image – RSPB

Other species seen on the reserve over the last few weeks:

Black-tailed Godwit

Little Egret

Great White Egret

Ruff

Wood Sandpiper

Short-Eared Owl

Common Tern

Whitethroat

Sedge Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler

 

Katie Bell

Assistant Warden

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