Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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Latest blog posts
  • A week of sightings at Fairburn Ings

    It’s been a little while since our last sightings report so we plenty to tell you about. A pair of Egyptian geese paid us a brief visit on the 18 th but haven’t been seen since. A pair of smew have been seen most days but can give observers...
  • A warden’s work is never done

    What goes on behind the scenes at Fairburn? There is a busy team of staff and volunteers who dedicate their time to keeping the reserve an incredible place for birds and wildlife. Karen is the assistant warden at Fairburn and here is a little about...
  • Is that a smew (drake) I see before me?

    That red-headed smew is still causing havoc, especially now she has a partner in crime. The drake was first seen on Sunday 8 th and since then the trixy pair have been up and down the reserve. They have been switching between Main Bay and Village bay...
  • Where’s that smew?

    That red-headed smew has been giving us quite the run around the past couple of weeks. Each time someone asks where it is we have to run and check the book because it switches between Lin Dike and Village Bay every other day it seems. It has been most...
  • Nesting and warbling: recent sightings

    The balcony feeding station came down on Monday as we bid goodbye to Big Garden Birdwatch for the year. Some of the regular birds returned for a few days and looked a little bereft that their dinner had gone missing, but they’ve grown used to the...
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