Top things to do in Spring
- The spectacle of displaying wading birds, including the aggressive black-tailed godwits and 'drumming' snipe
- After dark, listen for the calls of the elusive spotted crakes and corncrakes
- Find the beautiful and rare drake garganeys lurking in the ditches
Top things to do in Summer
- Corncrakes continue to call into July, so it's still worth a listen
- Watch marsh harriers and hobbies out hunting
- Barn owls float over the washes, looking for voles to feed their young
Top things to do in Autumn
- Large numbers of yellow wagtails gather around the cattle in August and September
- Short-eared owls are best seen before dusk when they join the barn owls
- Cheeky stonechats arrive in late September
Top things to do in Winter
- Watch for Bewick's and whooper swans feeding and roosting on the washes
- How many species of bird of prey can you see in a day? Peregrine, merlin, hen and marsh harriers...
- If the washes are flooded, check the flocks of wintering wigeons and pintails to find something unusual
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