Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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  • Who's going on a winter holiday?

    The influx of overwintering birds is picking up steam now that the weather has turned chillier, lots has been spotted this week. If you head down the Riverbank Trail keep an eye out for whooper swans. They’re slightly smaller than the commonly...
  • Misty Photography and Autumn Walks

    Today Fairburn Ings disappeared. I woke up, looked out of the window, and there was nothing. Ferrybridge power station was gone, and I’m sure Village Bay was there when I went to sleep. The culprit? A stubborn blanket of fog that lingered until...
  • Recent sightings...pink feet and red wings

    Main Bay and Village Bay are full of the usual suspects, but look amongst them and you might spot a dunlin or two. There have also been a couple of great black-backed gulls and pink-footed geese in the mix. Pink-footed geese don’t breed in the UK...
  • Chiff or chaff? Make up your mind!

    It might be October but don’t shout, the chiffchaffs might hear! Although generally considered a summer migrant, there are many chiffchaffs that overwinter in the UK. I’ve seen a couple while out and about this week but one was actually heard...
  • Out of the woodland and into the wetland

    As my switch of reserves drew closer a few weeks ago, I have to admit that there was a little part of me that was really reluctant to leave the comforting depths of the woods and come somewhere so flat, open and...watery. I take it back. It’s...
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