Fowlmere

Fowlmere

Fowlmere
Do you love our Fowlmere nature reserve? Share your thoughts with the community. Or if you're thinking about visiting and would like to find out more, ask away!
Latest blog posts
  • Bittern!

    Last Saturday (4th Dec) I was coppicing with some vols when I received a phone call from Eric, one of our regular visitors - he was watching a bittern from Reedbed Hide! We couldn't go immediately, but an hour later we crept into the hide and it was...
  • The end is nigh...

    It may not have felt like it this week, with northerly winds and flurries of snow, but winter is gradually drawing to an end and we are completing various tasks before the birds start nest building. It is obvious to me where our team of regular volunteers...
  • Is it spring yet?

    I found myself asking this question yesterday as I put on my woolly hat and scarf before meeting the volunteers for the weekly work party. The main task was putting the finishing touches to the new kingfisher nesting bank at Spring Hide, the culmination...
  • Turtle doves still here

    I suspect that Fowlmere reserve is still one of the best places in the country to see turtle doves. We don't seem to have the showy individual that sang next to Reedbed Hide almost every day last year, but they are still around. I've had a reliable...
  • Lots of juvs

    Sadly the lapwing chicks that I wrote about last time didn't make it to fledging, but there are lots of other young birds (=juveniles) around the reserve. Mixed flocks of blue, great and long-tailed tits have been making their way through the woods...
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