Fowlmere

Fowlmere

Fowlmere
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Latest blog posts
  • Another harrier!

    A fourth young marsh harrier appeared this morning! As the usual clutch size is 4-5 eggs, this isn't surprising, but females can lay as many as 8 eggs, so how many more are there? The timing of their appearance is interesting - 21st, 23rd, 28th...
  • Doves and harriers

    Fowlmere continues to live up to its developing reputation as one of the best places in Britain to see turtle doves. The distinctive purring of the males (and to a lesser extent the females also) is not being heard as often as it was earlier in the season...
  • 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...
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