Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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  • Recent sightings: vibrant colours and aerial displays

    How beautiful are redwings!? It was weeks ago that I wrote about the first sightings in the book and since then there has been a huge influx. This week I got my first real opportunity to stand and stare at one up-close. They are so vibrant, though I don’t...
  • What do ducklings, beards and mice have in common?

    Together they make up this week's recent sightings! Snipe, Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) After a water rail seen at Pickup Hide in last week’s blog, the showmanship was taken to the next level yesterday when a water rail was spotted behind...
  • Moths, Mice and where is that Water Rail!

    We’ve had a fairly mild and sunny week for half term at Fairburn with many of the usual wildlife suspects around, including juvenile willow tits and tree sparrows busy with nesting material! Apparently the tree sparrows nested well into November...
  • Recent Sightings: Chatting, diving and faring well

    Bigger than a song thrush but smaller than a mistle thrush, fieldfares are striking winter visitors. Several flocks have been spotted at Fairburn this week, distinctive for their leisurely flight and, if you’re close enough, their beautiful plumage...
  • Fairburn's New Warden Intern

    Hello. My name is Jonny Holt and I am the new warden intern at Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve. I have previously spent six (very sunny) months at Blacktoft Sands, on the Humber Estuary. With its vast reedbeds and salt marshes Blacktotfts is a spectacularly...
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