June, 2011


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  • Closest views you'll get...

    One Avocet chick has been pleasing visitors with the closest views you are likey to to get. It has been feeding so close to the hide that it often went out of view under the windows.

    This picture was taken on thursday but the family were still there today.


    Today joining the Avocet family out on the reserve were the usual Lapwing, Redshank, lots of Black headed gulls and chicks. There was also a Common sandpiper and unusually a lone female Eider on Rainfords lagoon.

    Yellow rattle, Buttercups, Purple loosestrike and Marsh orchids to name a few are out in force and adding colour and interest to the marsh.

  • Spoonbill surprise

    Today visitors are been treated to an unusual sight on the reserve. A Spoonbill can be clearly seen from Sandgrounders feeding at the edge of Rainfords lagoon.

    There are also good views of Avocets and chicks, Redshank, Lapwing and lots of Black headed gull chicks.