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  • Blog Post: Snipe on the increase

    There are now over 100 snipe on the reserve at the moment - favouring marshland / xerox. High tide this weekend has brought a lot of water onto the reserve so many of the waders have moved up to ousefleet to make use of the new shallow wet edges. This morning there were lots of lapwing, black-tailed...
  • Blog Post: A wader recap

    Even though we still have waders (spotted redshank, black-tailed godwits and some ruff), the main time for waders at Blacktoft Sands has now come to an end. So how was 2010 for waders at Blacktoft? The big one this year was semipalmated sandpiper. A total of 27 species of wader visited the reserve...
  • Blog Post: A snipe takeover bid for marshland

    40 snipe are now using marshland for a lot of sitting around. These amazingly marked birds peak during October at Blacktoft Sands and sit in full view of visitors to our hides. The challenge is to try and count them - at least 40 were on marshland this morning but how many more are there throughout the...