Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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  • 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...
  • 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...
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