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  • Blog Post: Avocet nests

    A total of six Avocet pairs are currently sitting on eggs. Two male Garganey have been showing well at Junction pool. Swallow numbers have increased, yesterday they did well to battle against the strong winds across the reserve.
  • Blog Post: Avocet news!!

    This afternoon the first Avocet chick has hatched. Photographers and other visitors in the hide were lucky to see the first glimpses of the very cute newly hatched chick. The adult birds are still sitting on the nest with the chick and remaining three eggs which should be hatching soon. The chick could...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Come rain or shine...

    Although it makes for a miserable day out, the rain was much appreciated and the marsh looks all the better for it. And the birds didn't seem to mind too much either. Avocet chicks have not hatched yet but any day now and the first nest should be hatching. Two Lapwing chicks however were showing...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: Love nature at Marshside

    There are great views of the surviving Avocet chick in front of Sandgrounders hide (you don't even need binoculars it is that close). Best views in the country?!! Unfortunately earlier in the week we lost the other two chicks but this well one is doing well so fingers crossed!!! There are another...
  • Blog Post: Egg...citing Avocet news

    Two Avocet pairs that have nested in front of Sandgrounder's hide are now sitting on eggs. As of yesterday one pair had three eggs and the other pair had two. A pair of Oystercatchers are also looking like they are going to nest in fron of the hide. Yesterday they were mating and the female keeps...
  • Blog Post: Chicks and more chicks

    There are three new Avocet chicks in front of Sandgrounders hide this morning, the chicks which hatched out yesterday are been closely guarded by their parents as they learn how to feed in the shallow water. There are also many other chicks to keep a close eye out for. Tiny Redshank chicks have been...
  • Blog Post: Excellent day for waders

    As well as the fantastic views of the Avocet chicks at Sandgrounders hide. There were also two Little ringed plover on the islands this morning. A spotted redshank has been showing well at Junction pool, over 30 Dunlin and numerous Redshank and Lapwing all enjoying the afternoon sun at Nel's Hide...