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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look out for the beautiful kingfishers as they try to raise a family
  2. Can you spot the first common terns arriving at Rye Meads?
  3. Listen for birds, especially warblers, singing all around the reserve

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look in the dappled light for speckled wood butterflies
  2. Try to spot common darter dragonflies patrolling up and down their territories
  3. While enjoying a stroll, listen out for the explosive call of Cetti's warblers

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Time to welcome back the autumn migrants - will you be the first to see a redwing or fieldfare?
  2. Watch out for well-camouflaged snipe feeding in the cut reeds
  3. As the evenings draw in, it's possible to see flocks of starlings and buntings swirling over the reedbeds before going to roost

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the reserve in winter, but remember to bring a flask!
  2. Ducks a-dabbling, ducks a-diving - come and see a duck spectacular
  3. Search the reed edges for elusive water rails

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  • A Little Ringed Plover
  • Whimbril at Rye Meads
  • Preening the Wings
  • Hide and Seek
  • Kingfisher Diving
  • Kingfisher Preening
  • Male kingfisher feeding female
  • Female Kingfisher waiting for fish

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Map of Rye Meads

Map of Rye Meads

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Date: 9 July 2012

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WildSquare Bingo

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Date: 21 June 2010

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