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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch the mesmerising displays of lapwings and curlews as they start the breeding season
  2. Find out about the history of Beckingham Marshes and its changing landscape at the newly restored Old Willow Works building
  3. Watch the brown hares' mad antics amongst the grazing cows

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look closely for little feathery chicks with long legs as all the breeding waders feed their young around watery pools
  2. Listen to the bustling tree sparrows busily feeding their broods along the hedgerows
  3. Enjoy the warm late summer evenings with panoramic sunsets across the open landscape

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch the post-breeding flocks of tree sparrows as they move through the hedges
  2. Look out for passing waders such as greenshank and green sandpipers as they feed around the pools
  3. Look out for young yellow wagtails as they feed alongside the herd of cattle

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch the flocks of waterfowl arrive during the winter, to graze and roost on the wet fields
  2. Look out for barn owls and short-eared owls as they quarter the grassland
  3. Look for bustling bird flocks in the hedgerows

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Map of Beckingham Marshes

Map of Beckingham Marshes

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Date: 4 April 2014


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