Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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Latest blog posts
  • Recent sightings: Midsummer sightings

    With summer arriving in full bloom, we’ve had another great week of recent sightings at Fairburn. From snipe to redshank, sandpiper to goosander, the wildlife at Fairburn has been in full bloom. Green sandpiper, Chris Gomersall (rspb-images...
  • Recent sightings: sunsets and spoonbills

    WOW! What a couple of weeks at Fairburn Ings. We have had a great mix of species about, including three cuckoos, one very elusive spoonbill, and a black tern! Black tern, Mike Langman (rspb-images.com) The swifts have been displaying nicely on...
  • What a tern out! Recent sightings

    What a fantastic week of sightings we've had at Fairburn Ings this week! Personally, I've seen three new bird species this week; cuckoo (I've only ever heard them before but was treated to a calling fly over by a cuckoo as I stood on the balcony...
  • Algae and pond dipping update

    Today, we have suspended pond dipping at the reserve. This is because over the last 24 hours, a visible patch of algae has appeared at one of the pond dipping platforms. The water at the pond dipping areas was originally tested and given the all clear...
  • Blue-green algae update at Fairburn Ings

    After a weekend of gorgeous heat and sunshine, ice creams and tank tops, the return of the damp weather has had us all piling the layers back on top of our new tans. Unfortunately the heat wave has also resulted in blooms of algae out on the reserve....
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