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Latest blog posts
  • Latest bird news and reed bed work on 28th Feb

    Just a brief update to warn our visitors that a group of scouts will be working in the reed bed on Saturday 28th February. We have to get the work done before the lapwings and water rails get down to nesting in the second half of March. The bittern...
  • Regular barn owl sightings

    Today one of the regular bird watchers told me he has seen a barn owl hunting on every occasion that he has visited in the last fortnight. It has been over the field where we graze cattle in the summer, after 3.30pm.
  • Bangled egret

    A new species for the British list!? Sadly no, just a little egret sporting some brightly coloured rings in the field to the west of the reserve today. If you are fortunate enough to see it, please have a good look to see if the rings have letters or...
  • Bittern still here + stoats

    At the risk of becoming repetitive, I can report that a bittern is still here. We started a work party this morning, but gave up when the snow made the chainsaw difficult to see. Two of the volunteers took refuge in Reedbed Hide, and were rewarded with...
  • Bittern bonanza!

    Three photographers have just posted their recent pics of a bittern on the Cambridgeshire Bird Club website. Fantastic! Here's the link .