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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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  • Monday am 14/7/14 Kingfisher with catch.
  • Kingfisher Monday 14/7/14.
  • Buzzard 14/7/14 West wood.
  • Kingfisher 14/7/14 Monday .a.m.
  • Kingfisher 14/7/14
  • Marsh(?) Warbler singing
  • Whitethroat having a meal
  • Little Grebe 30/6/14

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Other places to visit

Whooper swan swimming

Ouse Washes

A tranquil walk allowing stunning views across a vast wet grassland site

Starlings above reedbed at Ham Wall

Ham Wall

A wonderful wetland, home to water voles, otters, bitterns and kingfishers

Great spotted woodpecker on branch

Tudeley Woods

An intricate mosaic of ancient woodland and heath within a historic landscape

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