Fowlmere

Fowlmere

Fowlmere
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  • Early signs of spring

    Apologies to anyone who thinks I should be posting more often. I did write something about our first chiffchaffs last week, but it disappeared off somewhere never to be seen again. Anyway, the first chiffchaff was heard on 8th March, which is a few...
  • Happy New Year!

    In an attempt to show that the reserve is not totally devoid of birds, I've compiled a list of species seen by several observers who went round this morning before the rain arrived at 10.30. Most of these were seen by Ade Cooper in about two hours...
  • Quiet, but birds are still here

    On first impressions the reserve seems quiet at the moment, especially as the greylags seem to have departed, but there is still plenty to be seen if you are patient. I spent a couple of hours on the reserve today, doing a few jobs and eating my lunch...
  • Barn owl chicks have fledged!

    I went to check the barn owl chicks this afternoon, and all three were out of the nest. When they weren't flying around, they were perched in a row on a branch, preening each other. Excellent! I guess they will be around, in and out of the nestbox...
  • Barn owl chicks

    We checked the nest box on 10th October (under licence, of course), and it contained 3 chicks! The oldest was 50 days, so it should be fledging in the third or fourth week of October. The youngest should fledge in the first week of November. Regular watchers...
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