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Greylags, Kingfishers, Herons and Woodpeckers
A wonderful day. Although Thursday is a rather noisy day down at Fowlmere (Volunteer work day) I was still hoping for the best. I arrived early, approx. 8:45am, and was hoping for some good sightings. First stop was the Drewer Hide, but I soon noticed that sat on the picnic tables were 2 Goldfinches...
16 Aug 2012
Turtle Doves et al
It does seem that contrary to recent form nationally, Fowlmere has been a blessed breeding site for Turtle Doves. Earlier in the season they were really elusive, purring, but hidden atop the leafy trees. But in recent days, they've given wonderful views, mainly from the Reedbed Hide, where they perch...
9 Jul 2011
Ticking all the summer Fowlmere boxes
Great two visits to the reserve today. The morning brought a glorious Marsh Harrier and a swooping Barn Owl, the afternoon a Red Kite and a Hobby. Also present were Reed, Sedge, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. At least two Cuckoos were cuckooing, a handful of Turtle Doves purred away, House Martins...
8 May 2011
Grasshopper Warbler reeling in last year's spot (though this morning it was reeling from just outside the main reserve. To make up for this, a second Grasshopper Warbler was reeling by the path to the Reedbed Hide. The Sedge Warblers are making a racket by the boardwalk; they have favourite perches...
20 Apr 2011
Grasshopper Warbler taken in the evening gloom - furtive little thing! In the bushes by the scrub at the end of the boardwalk. This bird is now singing from just outside the reserve, but nearby.
20 Apr 2011
Fowlmere is alive and singing
After a winter of lovely sights - bearded tits, bittern, lesser and mealy redpolls etc., spring has definitely sprung. We've had some lovely visits in recent days (mostly mornings). Among the recent late March and early April highlights: Passage migrants: Wheatear (almost daily, visible from...
10 Apr 2011
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