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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look for migrating wading birds on muddy shores
  2. Listen and look for cuckoos and warblers
  3. Admire the flowering blackthorn and hawthorn hedges.

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Watch adult birds feeding their chicks
  2. Watch dragonflies and damselflies on warm days
  3. Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch starlings, rooks and jackdaws roost near car park at dusk
  2. Look for migrating wading birds on muddy shores
  3. Small birds feeding on ripe hedgerow berries

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch the flocks of coots and ducks on the lakes
  2. Bring your wellies and come for a walk - but it might be muddy in places!
  3. Watch roosting bitterns, rooks and jackdaws near the car park at dusk

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  • Murmurations
  • Salsify flower, gorgeous looking wild flower and classified as a vegetable with an oyster flavour root, YUK!
  • Globe Thistle, beautiful wild flower not so often seen.
  • Purple Loosestrife, still looking good and lots around.
  • Hobby's are patrolling on the hundreds of Dragonflies.
  • Poppy's are appearing everywhere on FDL.
  • Great Crested Grebe and cute chicks catching a ride on
  • Buzzard over Bailey Bridge.

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Map of Fen Drayton Lakes

Map of Fen Drayton Lakes

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Date: 19 December 2011

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