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Top things to do in Spring

  1. See and hear displaying birds establishing breeding territories
  2. Listen for reed and sedge warblers, just back from Africa to breed
  3. Look out for flocks of passage whimbrels feeding on the grassland

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Spot migrating waders such as spotted redshanks, greenshanks and ruffs, returning from the north
  2. Watch young marsh harriers make their first faltering flights
  3. Look out for dragonflies and damselflies hunting over shallow pools

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look out for flocks of golden and grey plovers roosting on the saltings at high tide
  2. Wigeons and teals return to the open water
  3. Listen for the 'ping ping' of feeding flocks of bearded tits in the reeds

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Count thousands of brent geese feeding on the fields
  2. Look out for wintering birds of prey, such as hen harriers and merlins
  3. Find divers, grebes and seaducks in the estuarine channels

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