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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  • Blog Post: October update

    October was a great month at Hollesley with the number of waders and duck showing on the scrape growing. The numbers are still growing now so its well worth a visit! The waterfowl have most certainly arrived with top counts of approx 1000 wigeon, 400 teal, 4 pintail, 6 Gadwell and 20 shoveler. Larger...
  • Blog Post: waiting for the waders

    The fields at Hollesley which, over the past few months have been teeming with wigeon, Teal, Godwits, Redshank and other waders have now dwindled down so just a few hundred are still remaining. We were able to flood the fields up a bit more this winter than we have in the past due to the absence of the...
  • Blog Post: Waders a plenty at Hollesley.

    It has been sometime since we wrote a blog of the comings and goings at Boyton and Hollesley. It has been a very exciting time for the reserve team as the new wetland at Hollesley has exceeded all our expectations. As readers will be aware we finished the creation of the new 18 hectare wetland last October...
  • 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: 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: Spring has sprung

    Boyton Marshes are truly stunning at this time of year, the sun is out and the birds are singing. I was on the reserve yesterday and was fortunate to get very close to a purring turtle dove, he was very on the edge of the visitor car park and was singing to attract a mate. Sadly purring turtle doves...
  • 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: What’s all that noise down at Boyton Marshes?

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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: The plight of the water vole

    It’s easy to think of the RSPB as only being about birds but in fact our remit or interest goes far beyond just birds. The work of the RSPB touches on subjects as diverse as human influence on marine environments to campaigning about proposed cuts to environmental funding . Recently as part...
  • Blog Post: A success story!

    The nesting Avocets at Boyton marshes are doing well. Their where still a few chicks present on the site on the 30 th of June. An accurate count was hard to gauge but given that at least three pairs appeared to be territorially suggests that some chicks are still alive. One of the biggest dangers...
  • Blog Post: The breeding season draws to a close

    As the season draws to a close and the summer months give way to autumn migration. Now feels like the time to wrap up the season at Boyton marshes and give an update on the key species in the breeding season. Lapwings had a marvellous season with 20+ birds fledgling; these can be regularly seen commuting...
  • 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: 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: 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: Reeds and Grassland Boyton