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Important notice

The reserve is open at all times throughout the festive period. The visitor centre and toilets will be closed 24-26 December. They'll then be open 9 am-4 pm 27 December-3 January.

Normal opening times will resume on 4 January, with the visitor centre and toilets being open daily 9 am-5 pm.

Please ring 01842 863400 or email us.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen for bitterns booming in the reedbed
  2. See hobbies hawking for insects in the sky
  3. Hear the beautiful song of golden orioles from the poplar trees

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look out for dragonflies and butterflies
  2. Marvel at the colours of the beautiful fenland plants on the reserve
  3. Watch young marsh harriers and bearded tits taking their first flights

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look out for migrant birds such as fieldfares and redwings
  2. Listen to bearded tits 'pinging' as they feed on the reed heads
  3. Watch out for roe and muntjac deer in the poplar woods

Top things to do in Winter

  1. It's the best time to see the cranes that nest on the reserve
  2. Look out for waterfowl on the washland pool
  3. Watch barn owls hunt in the afternoon near the visitor centre

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  • Moorhen vs Grass snake
  • Nice posing Common Lizard
  • Odd woodpecker angle
  • Common Mayfly, newly emerged.
  • A half-decent cuckoo pic
  • Agapanthia villosoviridescens! (AKA The golden-bloomed grey longhorn beetle!)
  • Young (second instar) Emperor moth caterpillars
  • Greylag and mosquitos

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