Good afternoon. After all of the excitement of last week, when a female little crake was heard calling on the reserve (please read here for more information), things have returned to some kind of state of normality once again at Ouse Fen.

The week before the little crake was heard, there were two group visits to the reserve, one of national delegates and the other of international delegates.

On Wednesday 16 May, the RSPB’s regional Conservation Managers from across Britain visited the site, including Ben McFarland, the Conservation Manager for the Eastern England region.

Here are some pictures from their visit to the reserve and into Hanson UK's quarry:

Shortly after this visit, on Friday 18 May, a group of students from a University in Canada visited the reserve. The students, who were third and fourth year Applied Biology majors where from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

They had visited RSPB Minsmere on Wednesday 16 May, so they had the opportunity to visit two of our reserves in Eastern England. Here are a couple of pictures of their visit:

Image credits: Matt York

It is fantastic to hear that people are coming from so far away to learn about what Hanson UK and the RSPB are doing to create RSPB Ouse Fen! If you would like to find out more about the Hanson RSPB Wetland Project, please follow this link for more details.