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  • Blog Post: 2 May recent sightings: Hello Stanley!

    Good morning. I will start off with some exciting news: Stanley the cuckoo has been on the reserve recently! If you are not familiar with Stanley, he is one of the cuckoos that has been satellite tagged by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) . You can find out more about his movements by following...
  • Blog Post: 28 April recent sightings: Just "Purrfect"

    Good afternoon. There have been some interesting sightings on the reserve over the last couple of days so here is an update for you. There were plenty of cuckoos around on Tuesday afternoon and Site Manager Dave saw a single crane flying from south of the railway line into Humphrey’s Paddock, the...
  • Blog Post: 26 April recent sightings: Arctic blast

    Good morning. It is pretty chilly this morning so I will begin with some photos that were taken in more hospitable conditions. A bittern from Mere Hide on 6 April: Image credits: Ian Saggers Thank you very much to Ian for sharing this great picture with us. A couple of mine from 17 April...
  • Blog Post: 23 April recent sightings: See the flower, hear the bird!

    Good morning. I haven’t been here much this week but a lot has happened so without further ado, I will begin. I will start of where I left off on Monday. Emma and I went up to the Washland viewpoint at lunchtime. We saw a common tern from the viewpoint itself and a common sandpiper was feeding...
  • Blog Post: 18 April recent sightings: The reserve comes to life

    Good morning. The reserve has really come to life recently so it’s time for some recent sightings. I will start where I left off on Wednesday with a few images that were taken by Ian Goodall on that day: Our first cuckoo of the year: A skulking Cetti’s warbler : A juvenile...
  • Blog Post: 13 April recent sightings: A special species for a centuary

    Good morning. Although the weather has been patchy this week, it’s a gorgeous morning this morning so it’s time for some recent sightings. I will begin with this photo of a wheatear that Site Manager Dave took on the reserve at the end of last week: Image credit: Dave Rogers Thank...
  • Blog Post: 9 April recent sightings: April showers

    Good afternoon. We have had our fair share of April showers over the last couple of days so here are the latest recent sightings. On Wednesday afternoon, Katherine, Emma and Suzanne found an early female whinchat in the area behind Mere Hide. This may be viewable distantly from the path that runs alongside...
  • Blog Post: 6 April recent sightings: Busy times

    Good afternoon. There has been a lot going on here recently so without further ado, I will carry on where I left off on Saturday. A common toad was croaking by the pond dipping platform and a brimstone butterfly was on the wing near the car park. Two great white egrets were on the washland and a single...
  • Blog Post: 2 April recent sightings: The sun is shining!

    Good morning. We have had some lovely weather over the last couple of days which has been great news. I will start where I left off on Thursday with some recent sightings: The willow tit eventually showed itself on the peanut feeder in front of the visitor centre and local photographer Ian Goodall...
  • Blog Post: 31 March recent sightings: Things are on the move!

    Good morning. I am pleased to say that the weather has improved markedly over the last couple of days so there has been plenty to see on the reserve. The weather improved as the day went on during Monday and the willow tit was showing fairly regularly on the peanut feeder in front of the visitor centre...
  • Blog Post: 28 March recent sightings: What a contrast!

    Good morning. It’s a bit wild here this morning so unfortunately, all of this morning’s photos will have to come from calmer conditions earlier on in the week. Teasel : A member of the buttercup family: Banded snail : The washland on Friday morning: Image credits...
  • Blog Post: 25 March recent sightings: Good morning!

    Good morning. The Easter weekend has started with a band and it’s a really gorgeous morning here. I will begin with a picture of a bittern that was taken at New Fen viewpoint earlier on in the week: Image credit: Martin Peake Thank you very much to Martin for sharing this great picture...
  • Blog Post: A very significant reserve record

    Good morning. A lot has been seen on the reserve in the last week but a full recent sightings post will have to wait until tomorrow. The reason for this is that a very significant species of bird was heard and seen on the reserve yesterday and in order to do it justice, I have decided to devote a blog...
  • Blog Post: 19 March recent sightings: "Craney" days!

    Good morning. There has been plenty of crane activity this week so here are some photos of them: Monday: Image credits: David Gowing Thursday: Image credit: Dave Capps Thank you very much to David and Dave for sharing these great pictures with us. It was a nice day...
  • Blog Post: 17 March recent sightings: It's that time again!

    Good morning. I will begin where I left off on Monday morning. Katherine took visitor centre volunteer John down the reserve and they saw two cranes feeding in Humphrey’s Paddock, close to Joist Fen viewpoint. They also saw three common buzzards over West Wood and three common snipe in front of...
  • Blog Post: 14 March recent sightings: Another week begins

    Good morning. I am very rarely in the office on a Monday so it feels strange to be blogging right at the start of the working week! I won’t be able to blog again until the end of the week so without further ado, I shall begin. Here are some pictures of “Little & Large”, one of...
  • Blog Post: 12 March recent sightings: Well, that is just showing off!

    Good afternoon. I’ve got a lot to get through so without further ado, I will begin. We had an astronomy event on Wednesday evening and just after darkness fell, a stone curlew flew over the visitor centre, calling as it went. It is good to know that these charismatic birds of the nearby Brecks...
  • Blog Post: 9 March recent sightings: Time "Marches" on!

    Good morning. I have returned from a week off and suddenly, we are a third of a way through March! I did pay an early morning visit to the reserve last Thursday and here are a couple of my pictures: Image credits: David White I also had a brief wonder around on Sunday afternoon....
  • Blog Post: 4th March recent sightings – Signs of spring

    It most definitely feels like spring is in the air here, however we had a brief return to winter on Wednesday afternoon with a very unexpected snow/hail shower. For a little while only the reserve was looking lovely with a sprinkling of snow; A snowy visitor centre lawn - Emma Cuthbertson But...
  • Blog Post: Not quite finished

    We are getting closer to finishing off the sluice installations that we have been working on for the last three weeks. The first sluice is in and complete and we just need the excavator to remove the dams at the ends of the new channel to connect everything up to the reedbed pools on either side. These...
  • Blog Post: 25 February recent sightings: Snow morning

    Good afternoon. This is going to be my last recent sightings blog post for a while so without further ado, I will begin. As usual, I will start where I left off on Tuesday. It was a lovely afternoon and Site Manager Dave saw seven common buzzards circling overhead near Joist Fen viewpoint. Katherine...
  • Blog Post: 23 February recent sightings: Full of surprises

    Good morning. We have had an interesting couple of days here so it’s time for some more recent sightings. Before I get stuck into that, I thought I would share a picture that was taken here a couple of weeks ago, that I haven’t had a chance to share yet: Male bearded tit : Image...
  • Blog Post: 20 February recent sightings: A little bit of winter and a little bit of spring!

    Good morning. Although it is pretty mild today, we have still had a fair bit of cold weather to contend with this week. I will begin with a few more of Emma’s pictures from Tuesday, just because I like them so much!: Image credits: Emma Cuthbertson I will carry on where I left...
  • Blog Post: 18 February recent sightings: Winter is still here!

    Good morning. We have had a reminder that winter is still here over the last couple of days. Before I get to some wintery pictures though, I will report some sightings from Sunday: I went for a walk before work and there was plenty to see from the Washland viewpoint. This included three shelducks...
  • Blog Post: 13 February recent sightings: Chilly days but lots to see!

    Good afternoon. It has been pretty chilly here for the last couple of days but there has still been plenty to see nonetheless. I will begin with a brief detour back to Tuesday, when Dave saw 23 whooper swans in one of the pools near Joist Fen viewpoint. Beginning where I left off on Wednesday, a water...