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  • 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...
  • Barn owl chick

    As I mentioned in my last blog, we have started to see adult barn owls bringing food to the nest box, so it was no surprise when a visitor reported seeing a fluffy chick there yesterday.
  • Birds! (plus otter)

    Apologies for the long delay in reporting on our breeding birds. Fowlmere continues to be one of the best places in Britain to see turtle doves , with at least 4, possibly 5 singing birds, and 2 pairs seen mating. The most visible individual has been...
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