Here's a shot of the cracking male brambling around the Gatehouse and shop, taken yesterday by one of our volunteers, James Clark. There were two more at the hide as well.
Some visitors are having difficulty negotiating the diversions currently affecting The Lodge. If you arrive from the A1 and Sandy and find road closed signs , tell the traffic staff that you are visiting The Lodge and they will let you through. If coming from the Potton direction, ask staff again but you may need to take the diversion through Everton.
Apologies for any inconvenience this is causing, the roadworks should be completed by Friday.
Two splendid, well plumaged male bramblings appeared at the hides today and we had another one at the back of the gatehouse, coming down to the small pool to drink. A flock of around 20 waxwings were sallying for insects on bare birches over on the new heath and several hundred fieldfares fed on the Sandy Ridge field, with a few redwing and starlings amongst them.These birds are all feeding up ready for their migration back to north and east Europe and Scandinavia.An unexpected sighting today was a common snipe, flushed up from the new heath, the first seen on the reserve since the early 1970's!