We are looking forward to the Discovery Day on Sunday. We have some great activities planned; the owl pellet man, Bedfordshire Natural History Society with small mammal surveys, which should give us some close views of the little beasties that we find. We have an RSPB expert on hand to give information about giving nature a home and children can have a face paint, make a nature badge or a fat ball cake to take home for your garden birds.
Please note, sadly the bird ringing group are unable to attend this event.
You can warm up with a cup of soup or have a bacon roll , which will be on sale at the event.
Costs for the event; RSPB members £3, Wildlife explorers £2, Family £8; Non- members £4, children £3, Family £12
Although it is remarkably mild this week- and especially today, there are signs of autumn around us. Flocks of redwings have been arriving from around the 12th October and are often seen and heard on the reserve now. The odd single fieldfare has been noted and several lesser redpolls and single siskins are about.
On Sandy Heath, on the land opposite the reserve entrance, where we are planting wildlife friendly crops, bird numbers are building up; with up to four stonechats, c.30 reed buntings, c.100 linnets and small groups of skylarks,and redwings on the crops and grass areas and flying overhead..
redwing.Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)