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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch displaying lapwings
  2. Enjoy the beautiful song of skylarks overhead
  3. Watch out for the first returning wheatears

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Wait and watch for red-necked phalaropes
  2. Be amazed at the carpet of orchids
  3. Watch wader chicks scurry among the heather

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch out for migrating whooper swans
  2. Listen for the whistle of passing golden plovers
  3. See if you can spot meadow pipits in the heather

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Look for snipe around the muddy edges
  2. Scan for whooper swans or ducks
  3. Try and stand up in the wind!

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