Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes
Welcome one and all to the Boyton and Hollesley Marshes group. The reserves are situated in a fantastically scenic location where the Butley river meets the Alde/Ore Estuary.
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  • Forum Thread: Welcome!

    Welcome one and all to the Boyton Marshes group. Boyton is a small but perfectly formed wet grassland site on the serene Suffolk Coast. The reserve is situated in a fantastically scenic location where the Butley river meets the Alde/Ore Estuary. From the river walls you can look across the water to...
  • Media: Wood Sandpiper

    This stunning Wood Sandpiper showed well on the flash next to the footpath at Boyton Marshes on the 7/08/10
  • Media: Reeds

  • Media: The Flash at Boyton

  • Media: Common Darter

    Taken on fence by car park at Boyton Marshes
  • Media: Lapwing in flight

  • Media: Avocets feeding

  • Media: Herefords on Boyton

    The key to the management of Boyton Marshes are the pedigree Hereford cattle that graze the marshes in the Summer to create ideal nesting conditions for the waders in the spring.
  • Media: Avocets and Canada geese at Boyton

  • Media: Dragonfly

    Had a great time trying to photograph these at Boyton Marshes on 21/8/10
  • Media: Avocet Islands

  • Media: Reeds and Grassland Boyton

  • Media: Grassland at Boyton

  • Media: Looking across Boyton Marshes

  • Media: Avocets at Boyton

  • Media: The flash at Boyton with the Herefords in the backgrouns

  • Media: Displaying Lapwing

  • Media: Sheds at Boyton Marshes

  • Blog Post: What’s all that noise down at Boyton Marshes?

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  • Blog Post: A Difficult Spring

    Boyton, like most of our coastal wetland reserves has had more than its fair share of rain over the last two months. The breeding birds at Boyton have found it difficult it rear any young due to the cold and difficult weather. However, there has been some good news, the avocets returned to the flash...
  • Blog Post: Mooching around

    I had a spare half an hour after finishing on Havergate on Sunday, so went for a quick mooch around Boyton (Yep, mooch is a technical term). The summer is in full swing now and because I went just after a quick rain shower the reserve had that wonderful fresh feel that is highlight of British summers...
  • Blog Post: Summer update:

    Sadly, I have not had the time to write much about Boyton marshes of late but that doesn’t mean its not worth a visit. There are at least 12 pairs of avocets nesting on the summer flash with astonishing numbers of chicks around. It must be one of the best sites to see chicks anywhere...
  • Blog Post: A red letter day

    Yesterday was a red letter day for me. Having dragged myself away from Havergate for a quick look around Boyton marshes. When people visit Havergate they often ask me about other places to visit in the South Suffolk region, despite being spoilt for choice in the South Suffolk region, with many fabulous...
  • Blog Post: What do wrens and terns have in common?

    This month we received the fantastic news that we had been successful in receiving a sizable grant application to undertake wetland enhancement works at our Boyton and Hollesley reserves. This project is imaginatively titled the South Alde-Ore Estuary - Future for Coastal Wetlands Project. At Boyton...
  • Blog Post: Winter wonderland

    Winter is the time of the year that Boyton is truly left to its avian inhabitants. With the onset of winter the farmer starts to take off this Hereford cattle and we start increasing the water levels on the fields. By pushing the water up it floods the fields and provides great wintering habitat for...