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Please be aware that our phonelines are not working at the moment. Engineers are currently working on the problem and we hope to have them up and running again soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen to the magnificent chorus of skylarks over the wet grassland
  2. Watch the aerobatic display of the lapwings as they tumble around in the sky in order to attract a mate
  3. Brown hares use the fields as boxing rings in the early morning

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Dragonflies hawk insects along the ditches and over the reedbed. They may in turn attract the attention of a spectacular hobby
  2. Marsh harriers hunt over the wet grassland and, with luck, you might see a rare Montagu’s harrier
  3. Nesting wading birds on the scrapes may include avocets, ringed plovers, little ringed plovers and oystercatchers

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Scarce species such as little stints, curlew sandpipers and spotted redshanks are all regular visitors
  2. Wading birds move through in large numbers as they migrate for the winter
  3. Kingfishers return from their inland breeding grounds to fish in the coastal creeks

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Brent geese from Siberia congregate on the saltmarsh in their thousands, while impressive flocks of lapwings and golden plovers feed on the wet grassland
  2. Flocks of twites and snow buntings feed on the scrapes and saltmarsh, and enigmatic Lapland buntings can be found
  3. Look out for talons - peregrines, merlins and hen harriers all regularly hunt over the saltmarsh

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We haven't got any events planned here at the moment. Check out our main events pages to find something up your street (or at least quite near to it).

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  • Little Egret
  • Curlew
  • Brent Goose
  • Flew up at 10ft from 360 hide
  • Running along scrape at 360 hide
  • Another View of the Glossy Ibis eating a Terrapin.
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Glossy Black Ibis

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