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Star species

Our star species are some of the most interesting birds you may see on your visit to the reserve.

Short-eared owl

These mottled brown birds can be found in greater numbers around winter when they many come to the UK from Scandinavia. They can be seen throughout the day over the salt marsh hunting for voles and small mammals.

Short-eared owl

Peregrine

Our fastest raptor can be seen on the prowl for a meal on the wing.

Peregrine - adult

Hobby

Smaller than the peregrine this bird of prey feeds mainly on insects, taking dragonflies out of the air. It is often seen over wetland.

Hobby (illustration)

Barn owl

The ghostly shape of the barn own can be seen flying low and smoothly over the land around dusk.

Barn owl

Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier are distinctive in their 'hanging' flight where they seem to pause in the air.

Marsh harrier - male

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  • Tel: 01227 464898

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  • Lat/lng: 51.376736,0.904639
  • County: Kent
  • Country: England

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