Fowlmere

Fowlmere

Fowlmere
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Latest blog posts
  • Action: waders, harriers...

    Which is more exciting - a rare passage wader or a rare bird breeding success? In chronological order... Yesterday evening one of the local birders found an adult pectoral sandpiper by the mere. This is the second record for the reserve, the first...
  • Breeding birds update and early migrants

    Just a brief report to keep you informed. Marsh harrier: male and female bringing food; when will we see a fledgling? Barn owl: large chick visible in nest box. Turtle dove: at least four males singing, possibly as many as six; first juvenile...
  • Grasshopper warbler at last!

    We have hardly heard a grasshopper warbler at Fowlmere since they last bred in 2011, but this week one has been singing strongly near the boardwalk. I suspect it is a new arrival, because although most of the local birders tend to visit the reserve in...
  • Otter action!

    It's always a special day when I see an otter at Fowlmere. There have been about a dozen sightings a year since the first record in 1997, so the chances of being in the right place at the right time are slim, but it does happen occasionally. I...
  • Marsh harriers nesting

    It has taken some time to confirm that our male and female marsh harriers are actually a pair and have nested. As they have cunningly chosen a site out of view of the hides in an inaccessible part of the reed bed, the early stages of their season have...
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