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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Experience bird migration as black-tailed godwits stop off on the marsh
  2. Raised viewing mounds give you clear uninterrupted views across the marsh
  3. Watch common terns as they arrive back from their wintering grounds in West Africa

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look for hobbies flying overhead in search of insects
  2. Scarce emerald damselflies can be found near the ponds, while black-tailed skimmer dragonflies patrol the ditches
  3. Look for the distinctively-marked wasp spiders behind the viewing mounds in late summer

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Listen for the quiet 'plop' as a water vole drops in to the wet ditches
  2. The lagoons are the focus of action, with black-tailed godwits, lapwings and redshanks often on view
  3. See the water glisten under dramatic evening sunsets

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Look for teals, wigeons and other wildfowl which overwinter on the marsh
  2. Listen for the distinctive 'pinging' calls of bearded tits in the reedbed
  3. Follow the nature trail through the reedbeds to the viewing screen

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