Our bird feeders around the visitor centre are a big draw for both the public and the birds and our colony of nearly 200 House Sparrows is something that we are incredibly proud of having nurtured it from one solitary female to its current healthy state.

We have fed the birds here every single day since we opened on the 16th November 2006 and topping them up is an important part of the day’s work.

Tony and Pat often do the for us after opening the hides and they asked Phil if he wanted to give them a hand – not literally of course.

While helping out, his bony presence even attracted a new species to the reserve list with this fine  Deadwood Woodpecker that came into the feeders briefly. Tony H now has one up on my own list for the marsh.