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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look out for migrant birds such as yellow wagtails and wheatears returning from their wintering grounds in Africa
  2. Watch lapwings doing their tumbling display flights over the grazing marsh
  3. See hares 'boxing' on the grazing marsh

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Watch elegant avocets sweeping up microscopic aquatic animals with their sickle-shaped bills
  2. Experience the hustle and bustle of a busy gull and tern colony
  3. Look out for tree sparrows nesting in nearby buildings and hedgerows

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. At high tide, see roosting flocks of wading birds as they migrate south from their Arctic breeding grounds
  2. Keep an eye out for the first returning wigeons on the lagoon
  3. Look out for black-tailed godwits as they return from the short Icelandic breeding season

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch brent geese - wintering visitors from Siberia - bathing in the lagoon and feeding on the grazing marsh
  2. Look out for hen harriers and merlins hunting their prey over the saltmarsh
  3. Watch winter wildfowl congregate on the lagoon and saltmarsh, including pintails, teals, wigeons and shelducks

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  • Sunlit Redshank
  • Great Northern Diver with a crab
  • Early morning Great Northern Diver
  • Little Grebe with dinner
  • Common Redshank in flight
  • Common Redshank in flight

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