It has been a successful year for marsh harriers at Ouse Fen. Six nests were recorded and, so far, eight fledglings have been spotted!
There are now nearly 400 breeding pairs in the UK, mainly in eastern and south-east England but the story hasn’t always been so positive.
Marsh harriers suffered massive declines during the 18th and 19th century, largely due to drainage of wetlands and persecution.
The marsh harriers…