Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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Latest blog posts
  • 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...
  • And it's goodbye from him

    Here's a blog from Jonny, our warden intern. My time as an RSPB warden intern is coming to an end. I can honestly say it’s been an amazing experience! Surveying is a key element of our work and it’s an aspect of the work I...
  • Smews and sparrows: recent sightings

    Another amazing week for birds of prey here at Fairburn. Red kites and marsh harriers have been seen every day, a peregrine was over Hickson’s Pool on Tuesday and today five buzzards were seen together from Pick-up Hide. One of the most exciting...
  • Signs of spring?

    Snowdrops flowered in the Discovery Trail this week and catkins have started appearing on the alder trees. Cormorants and herons have begun nest building, and woodpeckers have started drumming. So while it may be grey, and it may or not be snowing, it’s...
  • Brimstone and fiery red-breasts: recent sightings

    Well, where to start, there are all sorts of exciting things happening on the reserve at the moment. The beautiful weather has enticed so many people out into the fresh winter wind, and the wildlife hasn’t disappointed either. Perhaps the biggest...
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