Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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Latest blog posts
  • Autumn is coming! Recent sightings

    Autumn is coming! There's dew on the grass in the mornings, the berries are ripening on trees and shrubs, and leaves are starting to drop. That lovely, distinctive, earthy, "wet leaves warming in autumn sunshine" smell is up too. I've...
  • Raptor-tastic recent sightings

    It's been quite a corker of a week for sightings this week; particularly for raptors. We've had up to four marsh harrier, at least three red kites, buzzards, a fairly regular hobby, and peregrine, plus kestrel and a little owl! Lots of people...
  • Farewell from Rachel!

    How quickly the past six months have come around! I have absolutely loved my time here at Fairburn Ings, and my experience at the reserve has been amazing. I have learned so much from the team, and am completely humbled by their dedication, enthusiasm...
  • Recent sightings: Flying and fluttering in the sun

    Butterfly season is now in full swing! The Discovery Trail and the Lin Dike link are great places to spot brightly coloured insects on the wing as they dance above wildflowers in the sunshine. Purple hairstreak, Chris Shields (rspb-images.com) ...
  • We spotted a flycatcher! Recent sightings

    Hi everyone! We’ve had an exciting new visitor join us at Fairburn Ings this week. A juvenile spotted fly catcher was spotted flitting around the pond dipping platform this Sunday. Perhaps he was considering hiring his own pond dipping kit.....
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