Good morning. I am writing to let you know that for the first time in many years, we are running some guided walks at RSPB Ouse Washes and RSPB Nene Washes

On Sunday 27 May 6am-8am, "The Wonders of the Ouse Washes" will take place:

The end of May is a fantastic time to visit RSPB Ouse Washes.

Join the reserve Warden Paul for an early morning two kilometre walk around parts of the reserve that aren’t usually open to the public. This is your opportunity to experience the peaceful ambience of the washes and connect with the sights and sounds of our breeding birds.

Highlights will include seeing aerobatic lapwings tumbling through the air and common snipe drumming overhead. The local yellow wagtails will also be feeding on the grassland and tree sparrows can be seen near the visitor centre. If you are lucky, you may also see corn buntings, cuckoos and garganeys. This walk is limited to 10 participants so booking is essential.

The cost is adult non-members: £13.37, adult members: £10.81. Please follow this link to book your place.

Shortly after this event,the first of three "Night walks at the Nene Washes" will take place on Wednesday 30 May, 9pm-11.30pm:

RSPB Nene Washes is one of the best places in the UK to hear the whip like call of the spotted crake. If we are lucky during this approximately three mile walk, we may hear booming bittern and even the strange song of a corncrake, which sounds like somebody scratching a comb on a piece of paper, as there are a few territories on the reserve.

We will also hear drumming common snipe, whooping lapwings and piping redshanks. Before darkness falls, we may also see breeding cranes and barn owls. Please wear warm clothes and stout footwear. You will also need a torch or a head torch. Places are limited to eight people per walk so please book early. Unfortunately, there are no toilets on-site.

The other two dates for these walks are:

  • Wednesday 6 June, 9pm-11.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 June, 9pm-11.30pm

The cost is adult non-members: £15.92, adult members: £13.37. Please follow this link to book your place. 

If you would like any information about these events please e-mail me on: david.white@rspb.org.uk or ring me on: 07803 576410.

We hope to see you there! 

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